Karl Enenkel is Professor of Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). Previously he was Professor of Neo-Latin at the University of Leiden (Netherlands). He has published widely on international Humanism, early modern organisation of knowledge, literary genres 1300-1600, and emblem studies.
Reception studies, Erasmus, Renaissance and Reformation, History of the Church, Early Modern studies, Theology.
“meticulously researched […] The ten essays in this volume […] are splendidly introduced by editor Karl Enenkel and provide an illuminating look at the ways in which Erasmus was perceived, received, and his work appropriated in a variety of European contexts.”
Donald K. McKim, Germantown, Tennessee. In: Journal of Jesuit Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014), pp. 303-304.
"To understand how Erasmus was read, as this rich and illuminating collection shows, is to read and understand Erasmus anew."
Seth Lobis, Claremont McKenna College. In: Erasmus Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2014), pp. 162-167.
Table of contents
Notes on the Editor
Notes on the Contributors
List of Illustrations
Introduction – Manifold Reader Responses: The Reception of Erasmus in the Early Modern Europe
PART I. HUMANISM
A Blueprint for the Reception of Erasmus: Beatus Rhenanus’s Second Vita Erasmi (1540)
Medicinae laus per Eobanum Hessum ex Erasmo, versu reddita Reassessed
PART II. RELIGIOUS IDEAS
Universalism and Tolerance in a Follower of Erasmus from Zurich: Theodor Bibliander
‘Betwixt Heaven and Hell’: Religious Toleration and the Reception of Erasmus in Restoration England
Gregory D. Dodds
Praise and Blame: Peter Canisius’s Ambivalent Assessment of Erasmus
Hilmar M. Pabel
PART III. POLITICAL IDEAS: IRENISM AND MIRROR OF A CHRISTIAN PRINCE
Erasmian Irenism in the Poetry of Pierre de Ronsard
On Good Government: Erasmus’s Institutio Principis Christiani versus Lipsius’s Politica
Jeanine De Landtsheer
PART IV. RABELAISIAN SATIRE, TRIUMPH, DIALOGUE AND OTHER ADAPTATIONS: RECEPTIONS OF THE PRAISE OF FOLLY IN FRENCH, ITALIAN AND DUTCH LITERATURE
Jean Thenaud and François Rabelais: Some Hypotheses on the Early Reception of Erasmus in French Vernacular Literature
Paul J. Smith
Antonio Brucioli and the Italian Reception of Erasmus: The Praise of Folly in Dialogue
Erasmus and the Radical Enlightenment: An Atheistic Adaptation of the Praise of Folly by Jan van der Wyck (1798)