Basel 1516: Erasmus' Edition of the New Testament


Spatmittelalter, Humanismus, Reformation No. 91

Crossing borders and boundaries in public service media (kartonnage)

Edited by: Martin Wallrafe, et al.
July 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161545221
319 Pages
$149.50 Hardcover


1516 was Erasmus of Rotterdam in Basel when Johann Froben the New Testament out: the editio princeps of the Greek text, to a revised Latin translation and extensive notes. This issue was to prove, for science and book history as extremely important. It represented a milestone of humanistic Edition activities and laid the foundation for the reception of the biblical text during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The shape of the Greek text should remain for centuries to prevail ( textus Receptus ). With Erasmus expanded and revised editions (1519, 1522, 1527 and 1535), the work was commercially a unique success. 
This book is based on a meeting, which was organized on the occasion of the forthcoming 500th anniversary of the first edition in September 2014 in Basel . 
In 15 essays by internationally renowned specialists offers the band a comprehensive overview of the latest state of research on this epochal Edition: the philological history, the Greek text and the additions (prefaces, Annotationes, Erasmus' Latin translation), and communication and reception of the work will be illuminated. . At the same time the band also new insights into the journalism of Erasmus and the story of the biblical text provides