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Mark Vessey (ed.), Erasmus on Literature: His Ratio or ‘System’ of 1518/1519

Mark Vessey (ed.), Erasmus on Literature: His Ratio or ‘System’ of 1518/1519 Moreana 59.1 (2022): 141–157 © Amici Thomae Mori www.euppublishing.com/more Reviews Erasmus on Literature: His Ratio or ‘System’ of 1518/1519: (The Ratio verae theologiae), edited by Mark Vessey from the translation and notes by Robert D. Sider; with a foreword by Anthony Grafton and essays by Brian Cummings, Kathy Eden, Riemer Faber, and Christopher Ocker (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021), 358 pp. The volume contains a new printing of Robert D. Sider’s recent annotated English translation of Erasmus’s Ratio verae theologiae of 1518/19, which was originally published in volume 41 of Collected Works of Erasmus. This version is paperback and much more affordable than the massive CWE volume. Sider’s new translation is presented here with somewhat abbreviated annotations, edited by Mark Vessey. The volume is prefaced by a Foreword, an editor’s introduction, and five scholarly essays on Erasmus. Unfortunately, the book’s cover title is misleading. The volume does not contain Erasmus’s assessments of “literature.” Those would be found in his work Antibarbari of 1520 and in other places. I can easily envision purchasers of this volume being duped into thinking that they have obtained Erasmus’s assessments of classical or other types of world literature. Erasmus’s Ratio was originally one http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Moreana Edinburgh University Press

Mark Vessey (ed.), Erasmus on Literature: His Ratio or ‘System’ of 1518/1519

Moreana , Volume 59 (1): 8 – Jun 1, 2022

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Moreana 59.1 (2022): 141–157 © Amici Thomae Mori www.euppublishing.com/more Reviews Erasmus on Literature: His Ratio or ‘System’ of 1518/1519: (The Ratio verae theologiae), edited by Mark Vessey from the translation and notes by Robert D. Sider; with a foreword by Anthony Grafton and essays by Brian Cummings, Kathy Eden, Riemer Faber, and Christopher Ocker (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021), 358 pp. The volume contains a new printing of Robert D. Sider’s recent annotated English translation of Erasmus’s Ratio verae theologiae of 1518/19, which was originally published in volume 41 of Collected Works of Erasmus. This version is paperback and much more affordable than the massive CWE volume. Sider’s new translation is presented here with somewhat abbreviated annotations, edited by Mark Vessey. The volume is prefaced by a Foreword, an editor’s introduction, and five scholarly essays on Erasmus. Unfortunately, the book’s cover title is misleading. The volume does not contain Erasmus’s assessments of “literature.” Those would be found in his work Antibarbari of 1520 and in other places. I can easily envision purchasers of this volume being duped into thinking that they have obtained Erasmus’s assessments of classical or other types of world literature. Erasmus’s Ratio was originally one

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Published: Jun 1, 2022

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