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Theology

Basel 1516

Erasmus' Edition of the New Testament
Ed. by Martin Wallraff, Silvana Seidel Menchi, and Kaspar von Greyerz

[Basel 1516. Erasmus' Ausgabe des Neuen Testaments. Unveränderte Studienausgabe.]

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In 1516, Erasmus of Rotterdam's version of the New Testament, featuring the editio princeps of the Greek text, a revised Latin translation and comprehensive annotations, was published. This volume is based on a conference held in Basel in anticipation of the first edition's forthcoming 500 thanniversary and contains contributions by internationally acknowledged specialists that provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research results on this epochal edition.
In 1516, Erasmus of Rotterdam's version of the New Testament, featuring the editio princeps of the Greek text, a revised Latin translation and comprehensive annotations, was published by Johann Froben in Basel. The edition proved to be of great significance for the history of scholarship and books. It marked a milestone in classical text publishing and laid the foundation for the reception of the Biblical text during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The Greek text was also to remain the standard form – textus receptus – for centuries. With the extended and revised Erasmus editions of 1519, 1522, 1527 and 1535, the work enjoyed unique commercial success.
The contents of this volume are based on a conference held in Basel in anticipation of the first edition's forthcoming 500 thanniversary. Contributions by 15 internationally acknowledged specialists provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research results on this epochal edition. The philological pre-history, the Greek text and additions (forewords, annotations, Erasmus' Latin translation) as well as communication and reception of the work are highlighted. It also offers new insights into Erasmus' publication activities and the history of the Biblical text.
Survey of contents
Kaspar von Greyerz/Silvana Seidel Menchi/Martin Wallraff: Preface

The Novum Instrumentum 1516 and its Philological Background
Mark Vessey: Basel 1514: Erasmus' Critical Turn – Erika Rummel: Biblical Humanism – August den Hollander: Late Medieval Vernacular Bible Production in the Low Countries – Ignacio García Pinilla: Reconsidering the Relationship between the Complutensian Polyglot Bible and Erasmus' Novum Testamentum

The Text of the New Testament and its Additions
Patrick Andrist: Structure and History of the Biblical Manuscripts Used by Erasmus for His 1516 Edition – Andrew J. Brown: The Manuscript Sources and Textual Character of Erasmusʼ 1516 Greek New Testament – Martin Wallraff: Paratexte der Bibel: Was Erasmus edierte außer dem Neuen Testament – Miekske van Poll-van de Lisdonk: Die Annotationes in Novum Testamentum im Rahmen von Erasmus' Werken zur Bibel – Jan Krans: Deconstructing the Vulgate: Erasmus' Philological Work in the Capita and the SoloecismiSilvana Seidel Menchi: How to Domesticate the New Testament: Erasmus' Dilemmas (1516–1535)

Communication and Reception
Valentina Sebastiani: The Impact of Erasmus' New Testament on the European Market (1516–1527): Considerations Regarding the Production and Distribution of a Publishing Success – Marie Barral-Baron: Erasmus and the New Testament: Innovation and Subversion? – Greta Kroeker: Theological and Humanistic Legacies of Erasmus in the Age of Reform – Sundar Henny: Unmittelbarkeit und Überlieferung: Erasmus und Beza zum Status des neutestamentlichen Textes – Christine Christ-von Wedel: Die Nachwirkung des Neuen Testamentes von Erasmus in den reformatorischen Kirchen
Authors/Editors

Martin Wallraff is Professor of Church History at the University of Munich.

Silvana Seidel Menchi is Professor Emerita of Modern History at the University of Pisa.

Kaspar von Greyerz is Professor Emeritus of Early Modern History at the University of Basel.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — http://www.thlz.com/buch_des_monats.php (3/2018) (Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr)