Description

A volume of the Opera Omnia of Erasmus series, this title is comprised of two separate treatise translated into one volume. First, The Institution of Christian Matrimony (Basel, 1526) which was dedicated to Catherine of Aragon. In this work, Erasmus deals with the religious, moral and physical aspects of marriage, also discussing Canon law. Conservative theologians challenged in particular his liberal views on divorce. The second treatise, On the Christian Widow, was published in 1529, and in it Erasmus discusses not only Christian widowhood, but also virginity and marriage, dealing also with the education of women.

Key Features

* Member of the long-running Opera Omnia series * First critical edition of two important treatise by Erasmus * Available for the first time in an annotated edition of the original latin text

Readership

philosophers, theologists, latinists, humanists

Table of Contents

Edition Weiler: Einleitung Latin text Apparatus criticus Comments Appendix Edition Cytowska Introduction Conspectus Siglorum Latin Text Apparatus criticus Comments

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Electronic ISBN:
9780080932248
Print ISBN:
9780444531346

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