The Correspondence of Erasmus

The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 1122-1251 (1520-1521), Volume 8

translated by R.A.B. Mynors
annotated by Petre G. Bietenholz
Volume: 8
Copyright Date: 1988
Pages: 498
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442680920
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    The Correspondence of Erasmus
    Book Description:

    An exchange of letters between Juan de Vergara and Diego López Zúñiga which bears on the controversy then raging between Erasmus and Zúñiga is included as an appendix to this volume.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-8092-0
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-vii)
  3. Illustrations
    (pp. viii-x)
  4. Preface
    (pp. xi-xvi)
    PGB
  5. Map showing the principal places mentioned in volume 8
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  6. THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ERASMUS LETTERS 1122 TO 1251
    (pp. 1-334)

    I am delighted to hear of your good fortune, honoured sir, in at length securing your release from the time-wasting and tedious business of the court and deciding to occupy your old age in liberal studies. Duke Albert,² the from his chancellor,³ and what he told me was fully borne out by public repute. After that, I came lately to know of the more than heroic valour of Duke Frederick, not only from hearing our princes speak of him, but from 10 a letter and a present that he himself sent me.⁴

    Heinrich Eppendorf,⁵ a gifted young man whose face...

  7. THE VERGARA-ZÚÑIGA CORRESPONDENCE
    (pp. 335-346)

    The five letters translated here were exchanged by Juan de Vergara of Toledo (1492–1557; cf Ep 1277) and Diego López Zúňiga (d 1531; cf Ep 1128) between 1521 and 1523. They have been included here because of the information they provide about the controversy then raging between Erasmus and Zúňiga, who in 1520 had published a critique of Erasmus’ first edition of the New Testament (1516):Annotationes contra Erasmum Roterodamum in defensionem tmlationis Novi Testamenti(Alcalá: A.G. de Brocar). Zúňiga, an accomplished scholar in Greek and Hebrew, was a member of the team assembled by Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros...

  8. MONEY AND COINAGE OF THE AGE OF ERASMUS
    (pp. 347-350)
    JOHN H. MUNRO

    On 20 February 1521, Charles v authorized the first significant change in the Netherlands’ coinage since the monetary reforms of 1496-9: the striking of new gold réals, demi-réals, and Carolus florins; and new silver réals (double Carolus), demi-réals (single Carolus), and patards (or stuivers). No debasement was officially intended, all the former Burgundian-Hapsburg coins were left in circulation at their 1499-1500 rates, and the exchange rates on most foreign gold coins were similarly left unchanged. But the new silver patard (stuiver) in fact contained 3.2 per cent less silver than the former issues. That change, and more particularly the French...

  9. Notes
    (pp. 351-462)
  10. TABLE OF CORRESPONDENTS
    (pp. 464-466)
  11. WORKS FREQUENTLY CITED
    (pp. 467-469)
  12. SHORT-TITLE FORMS FOR ERASMUS’ WORKS
    (pp. 470-474)
  13. Index
    (pp. 475-498)
  14. Back Matter
    (pp. 499-499)