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The Resource Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print, Lisa Jardine, (electronic resource)

Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print, Lisa Jardine, (electronic resource)

Label
Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print
Title
Erasmus, man of letters
Title remainder
the construction of charisma in print
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Jardine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Overview: The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world. Erasmus himself--the historical as opposed to the figural individual--was a brilliant, maverick innovator, who achieved little formal academic recognition in his own lifetime. What Jardine offers here is not only a fascinating study of Erasmus but also a bold account of a key moment in Western history, a time when it first became possible to believe in the existence of something that could be designated "European thought."--
  • Overview: The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world. Erasmus himself--the historical as opposed to the figural individual--was a brilliant, maverick innovator, who achieved little formal academic recognition in his own lifetime. What Jardine offers here is not only a fascinating study of Erasmus but also a bold account of a key moment in Western history, a time when it first became possible to believe in the existence of something that could be designated "European thought."--
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Jardine, Lisa
Dewey number
199/.492
LC call number
PA8518
LC item number
.J36 2015
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  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Authors and publishers
  • Scholarly publishing
  • Printing
  • Authorship
  • Humanists
  • Netherlands
  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Authorship
  • Humanists
  • Intellectual life
  • Printing
  • Scholarly publishing
  • Netherlands
Summary expansion
The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world. Erasmus himself--the historical as opposed to the figural individual--was a brilliant, maverick innovator, who achieved little formal academic recognition in his own lifetime. What Jardine offers here is not only a fascinating study of Erasmus but also a bold account of a key moment in Western history, a time when it first became possible to believe in the existence of something that could be designated "European thought."
Label
Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print, Lisa Jardine, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-278) index
Contents
  • List of illustrations -- Preface to the new paperback edition -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Self-portrait in pen and ink -- Better portrait of Erasmus will his writings show: fashioning the figure -- In(de)scribable Aura of the Scholar-Saint in his study: Erasmus's Life and Letters of Saint Jerome -- Inventing Rudolph Agricola: recovery and transmission of the De invention dialectica -- Recovered manuscripts and second editions: staging the book with the Castigatores -- Reasoning abundantly: Erasmus, Agricola, and Copia -- Concentric circles: confected correspondence and the Opus epistolarum Erasmi -- Conclusion: The name of Erasmus will never perish -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index
  • List of illustrations -- Preface to the new paperback edition -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Self-portrait in pen and ink -- Better portrait of Erasmus will his writings show: fashioning the figure -- In(de)scribable Aura of the Scholar-Saint in his study: Erasmus's Life and Letters of Saint Jerome -- Inventing Rudolph Agricola: recovery and transmission of the De invention dialectica -- Recovered manuscripts and second editions: staging the book with the Castigatores -- Reasoning abundantly: Erasmus, Agricola, and Copia -- Concentric circles: confected correspondence and the Opus epistolarum Erasmi -- Conclusion: The name of Erasmus will never perish -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001492289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New paperback printing with a new a preface by the author
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780691165691
Isbn Type
(pbk : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015930403
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001492289
Label
Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print, Lisa Jardine, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-278) index
Contents
  • List of illustrations -- Preface to the new paperback edition -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Self-portrait in pen and ink -- Better portrait of Erasmus will his writings show: fashioning the figure -- In(de)scribable Aura of the Scholar-Saint in his study: Erasmus's Life and Letters of Saint Jerome -- Inventing Rudolph Agricola: recovery and transmission of the De invention dialectica -- Recovered manuscripts and second editions: staging the book with the Castigatores -- Reasoning abundantly: Erasmus, Agricola, and Copia -- Concentric circles: confected correspondence and the Opus epistolarum Erasmi -- Conclusion: The name of Erasmus will never perish -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index
  • List of illustrations -- Preface to the new paperback edition -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Self-portrait in pen and ink -- Better portrait of Erasmus will his writings show: fashioning the figure -- In(de)scribable Aura of the Scholar-Saint in his study: Erasmus's Life and Letters of Saint Jerome -- Inventing Rudolph Agricola: recovery and transmission of the De invention dialectica -- Recovered manuscripts and second editions: staging the book with the Castigatores -- Reasoning abundantly: Erasmus, Agricola, and Copia -- Concentric circles: confected correspondence and the Opus epistolarum Erasmi -- Conclusion: The name of Erasmus will never perish -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001492289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New paperback printing with a new a preface by the author
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780691165691
Isbn Type
(pbk : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015930403
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001492289

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