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Erasmus’ Works

For a repertory of individual works and their early editions, see Ferdinand Van der Haeghen, Bibliotheca Erasmiana: Répertoire des oeuvres d’Erasme (first published 1897, most recent reprinted Würzburg: Osthoff, 2005).

Erasmus’ Opera Omnia were first published in Basel: Froben, 1540. The arrangement of works adopted there has become the model for later editions. An authoritative critical edition (ASD) and an English translation (CWE) of his works are ongoing.

  • [Allen] Opus Epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami, 12 vols., edited by P.S. Allen and others, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1906–1958. doi:10.1093/actrade/
  • [ASD] Opera Omnia Des. Erasmi Roterodami, (no primary editor), Amsterdam: North Holland Press, 1969–. In 9 ordines or categories, each of which has multiple volumes.
  • [CWE] The Collected Works of Erasmus, (no primary editor), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974–.
  • [LB] Opera Omnia Des. Erasmi Roterodami, 10 vols. Leiden: Peter van der Aa, 1703–1706.

Texts not (or not yet) included in these editions:

  • Ferguson, Wallace K. (ed.), Erasmi Opuscula. A Supplement to the Opera Omnia, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1933.
  • [Holborn] Holborn, Hajo and Annemarie Holborn (eds.), Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus: Ausgewählte Werke, Munich: Beck, 1933.

Other Primary Works

  • Beda, Noël, 1526, “A Scholastic Response to Biblical Humanism: Noël Beda Against Lefèvre D’Etaples and Erasmus (1526)”, Mark Crane (trans.), Humanistica Lovaniensia, 59: 55–81, 2010. (Scholar)
  • Dilthey, Wilhelm, [GS II], Gesammelte Schriften II: Weltanschauung und Analyse des Menschen seit Renaissance und Reformation, (World-intuition and the Analysis of Humanity Since the Renaissance and Reformation), Stuttgart: B.G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft, 1957.
  • Kessler, Johan, 1523–1539, Johannes Kesslers Sabbata, Emil Egli & Rudolf Schoch (eds.), St. Gallen: Vormals Huber & Co., 1902. (Scholar)
  • Pico della Mirandola, 1496, On the Dignity of Man, A. Robert Caponigri (trans.), Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 1996. (Scholar)
  • Titelmans, Frans, 1530, Epistola apologetica … pro opere Collationum, Antwerp: Grapheus. (Scholar)


  • Augustijn, Cornelis, 1991, Erasmus: His Life, Works, and Influence (Erasmus von Rotterdam: Leben, Werk, Wirkung), J.C. Grayson (trans.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press; originally published in 1986. (Scholar)
  • Christ von Wedel, Christine, 2013, Erasmus of Rotterdam: Advocate of a New Christianity (Erasmus von Rotterdam: Anwalt eines neuzeitlichen Christentums), Toronto: University of Toronto Press; originally published in 2003. (Scholar)
  • Halkin, Léon-Ernest, 1993, Erasmus: A Critical Biography (Erasme parmi nous), John Tonkin (trans.), Oxford: Blackwell; originally published 1987. (Scholar)
  • Huizinga, Johan, 1912 [1957], Erasmus and the Age of Reformation, F. Hopman (trans.), New York: Harper. (Scholar)
  • Margolin, Jean-Claude, 1995, Érasme précepteur de l’Europe, Paris: Julliard.
  • McConica, James K., 1991, Erasmus, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Rummel, Erika, 2004, Erasmus, London: Continuum Press. (Scholar)
  • Schoeck, Richard J., 1990–1993, Erasmus of Europe, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    • 1990, Vol. 1: The Making of a Humanist, 1467–1500 (Scholar)
    • 1993, Vol. 2: The Prince of Humanists, 1501–1536
  • Tracy, James D., 1972, Erasmus: The Growth of a Mind, (Travaux d’humanisme et Renaissance, 126), Geneva: Droz. (Scholar)

Secondary Works

  • Bejczy, Istvan, 2001, Erasmus and the Middle Ages: The Historical Consciousness of a Christian Humanist, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Béné, Charles, 1969, Érasme et Saint Augustin, ou Influence de Saint Augustin sur l’humanisme d’Érasme, Geneva: Droz,
  • Bentley, Jerry H., 1983, Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance, Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • Bierlaire, Franz, 1978, Les colloques d’Erasme: réforme des études, réforme des moeurs et réforme de l’Eglise au XVIe siècle, Paris: Les Belles Lettres. (Scholar)
  • Bietenholz, Peter, 2009, Encounters With a Radical Erasmus: Erasmus’ Work as a Source of Radical Thought in Early Modern Europe, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Boyle, Marjorie O’Rourke, 1977, Erasmus on Language and Method in Theology, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1981, Christening Pagan Mysteries: Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1983, Rhetoric and Reform: Erasmus’ Civil Dispute with Luther, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Chomarat, Jacques, 1981, Grammaire et rhétorique chez Érasme, Paris: Les Belles Lettres. (Scholar)
  • Christ von Wedel, Christine, 1981, Das Nichtwissen bei Erasmus von Rotterdam: Zum philosophischen und theologischen Erkennen in der geistigen Entwicklung eines christlichen Humanisten, Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhan. (Scholar)
  • Coppens, Joseph (ed.), 1969, Scrinium Erasmianum, 2 volumes, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Cummings, Brian, 2013, “Erasmus and the Invention of Literature”, Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook, 33: 22–54. (Scholar)
  • Cytowska, Maria, 1976, “Erasme et la philosophie antique”, Ziva Antika / Antiquité vivante, 26: 453–462. (Scholar)
  • Dahrendorf, Ralf, “Erasmus-Menschen”, Merkur, Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken 53: 1063–1071. (Scholar)
  • Dealy, Ross, 2017, The Stoic Origins of Erasmus’ Philosophy of Christ, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • De Molen, Richard, 1987, The Spirituality of Erasmus, Nieuwkoop: De Graaf. (Scholar)
  • Dodds, Gregory , 2009, Exploiting Erasmus: The Erasmian Legacy and Religious Change in Early Modern England, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Dolfen, Christian, 1936, Die Stellung des Erasmus von Rotterdam zur scholastischen Methode, Osnabrück: Meinders & Elstermann. (Scholar)
  • Eden, Kathy, 2001, Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus, New Haven: Yale University Press. (Scholar)
  • Godin, André, 1982, Érasme lecteur d’Origène, Geneva: Droz.
  • Gordon, Walter M., 1990, Humanist Play and Belief: The Seriocomic Art of Desiderius Erasmus, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Herwaarden, Jan van, 2003, Between Saint James and Erasmus. Studies in late-medieval religious life: Devotion and Pilgrimage in the Netherlands, (Studies in medieval and Reformation thought, 97), Wendie Schaffter and Donald Gardner (trans.), Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Hoffmann, Manfred, 1994, Rhetoric and Theology: The Hermeneutic of Erasmus, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Jardine, Lisa, 1993, Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print, Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • Jonge, Henk Jan de, 1984, “Novum Testamentum a nobis versum: The Essence of Erasmus’ Edition of the New Testament”, Journal of Theological Studies, 35: 394–413. (Scholar)
  • Kerlen, Dietrich, 1976, Assertio: Die Entwicklung von Luthers theologischem Anspruch und der Streit mit Erasmus von Rotterdam, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner. (Scholar)
  • Koerber, Eberhard von, 1967, Die Staatstheorie des Erasmus von Rotterdam, Berlin: Duncker & Humbolt. (Scholar)
  • Kohls, Ernst–Wilhelm, 1966, Die Theologie des Erasmus, 2 vols., Basel: F. Reinhardt. (Scholar)
  • Mansfield, Bruce, 1992, Man on his Own: Interpretations of Erasmus c. 1750–1920, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Monfasani, John, 2012, “Erasmus and the Philosophers”, Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook (now Erasmus Studies), 32: 47–68. doi:10.1163/18749275-00000005 (Scholar)
  • Nauert, Charles G., 2006, Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Pabel, M. Hilmar (ed.), 1995, Erasmus’ Vision of the Church, Kirksville: Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers. (Scholar)
  • Popkin, Richard, 1964, The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes, New York: Harper & Row. (Scholar)
  • Rabil, Albert, 1972, Erasmus and the New Testament: The Mind of a Christian Humanist, San Antonio: Trinity University Press. (Scholar)
  • Remer, Gary, 1996, Humanism and the Rhetoric of Toleration, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. (Scholar)
  • Rummel, Erika, 1995, The Humanist-Scholastic Debate in the Renaissance and Reformation, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2000, The Confessionalization of Humanism in Reformation Germany, New York: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Ryle, Stephen (ed.), 2014, Erasmus and the Renaissance Republic of Letters, Turnhout: Brepols. (Scholar)
  • Steel, Carlos, 2008, “Erasmus and Aristotle”, Erasmo da Rotterdam e la cultura europea / Erasmus of Rotterdam and European Culture. Atti dell’incontro di Studi nel V Centenario della Laurea di Erasmo all’Università di Torino, Florence: Sismel, 149–174. (Scholar)
  • Tracy, James D., 1978, The Politics of Erasmus: A Pacifist Intellectual and His Political Milieu, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Trapman, Hans, Jan van Herwaarden and Adrie van der Laan (eds.), 2010, Erasmus Politicus: Erasmus and Political Thought, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Vanautgaerden, Alexandre, 2012, Érasme typographe: Humanisme et imprimerie au début du XVIe siècle, Geneva: Droz. (Scholar)
  • Vessey, Mark (ed.), 2021, Erasmus on Literature. His Ratio or ‘System’ of 1518/1519, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Walter, Peter, 1991, Theologie aus dem Geist der Rhetorik zur Schriftauslegung des Erasmus von Rotterdam, Mainz: Mathias-Grünewald-Verlag. (Scholar)
  • Woodward, William, 1904 [1971], . Desiderius Erasmus Concerning the Aim and Method of Education; reprinted, New York: B. Franklin.

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