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《Book Review》Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

書評
Poster:Post date:2017-02-28
  台灣西洋古典、中世紀暨文藝復興學會
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
書評
Book Review
書刊名 Title Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
作者 Author Huizinga, Johan
出版社 Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
出版年 Year 2014 (for paperback edition)
語言 Language English
ISBN (10 / 13)
ISBN-10: 1517073413
ISBN-13: 978-1517073411
Bibliography Reference
(STC, Duff, GW . . .)
來源網址 Web Link
 
評論者 Reviewer 郭如蘋、洪沛茵
評論日期
Review Date
Dec. 16, 2016
Ø 書評 Review (中英文不限 Chinese or English)
此本書在1924年首度出版,經過將近一世紀,仍有書商繼續出版流通,顯示此書的可讀性與作者Huizinga在西方學界的貢獻。這本傳記追踪了伊拉斯謨的青年時期、作為一個到處遊歷的學者在英國、法國、瑞士和意大利逗留的時光、與湯馬斯•摩爾的友誼、以及與馬丁•路德與時下人文思想家和宗教改革者之間的爭端。Huizinga不僅是描寫伊拉斯謨生命中重要的事件,並進一步探索了伊拉斯謨的思想、品格以及他的作品。
 
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In this very readable biography, a noted scholar traces Erasmus's youth, his years as an itinerant scholar, sojourns in England, France, Switzerland, and Italy, friendship with Sir Thomas More, and disputes with Martin Luther. The author also probes Erasmus's mind and character and discusses his writings.
 
關於編者:
Huizinga, one of Europe's greatest historians, was educated at the universities of Groningen and Leipzig. After teaching history in Haarlem and lecturing in Indian literature at Amsterdam, he was professor of history first at Groningen (1905-15) and then at Leiden until 1942, when he was held as a hostage by the Nazis. He remained under open arrest until his death in 1945.
Huizinga had an aesthetic approach to history, where art and spectacle played an important part. His most famous work is The Autumn of the Middle Ages (a.k.a. The Waning of the Middle Ages) (1919). He here reinterpreted the Late Middle Ages as a period of pessimism and decadence rather than rebirth.
Worthy of mentioning are also Erasmus (1924) and Homo Ludens (1938). In the latter book he discussed the possibility that play is the primary formative element in human culture. Huizinga also published books on American history and Dutch history in the 17th century.
 
Alarmed by the rise of National Socialism in Germany, Huizinga wrote several works of cultural criticism. Many similarities can be noted between his analysis and that of contemporary critics such as Ortega y Gasset and Oswald Spengler. Huizinga argued that the spirit of technical and mechanical organisation had replaced spontaneous and organic order in cultural as well as political life.
 
本書目次如下:
Chapter I. CHILDHOOD AND EARLY YOUTH, 1466-88
Chapter II. IN THE MONASTERY, 1488-95
Chapter III. THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, 1495-9
Chapter IV. FIRST STAY IN ENGLAND, 1499-1500
Chapter V. ERASMUS AS A HUMANIST
Chapter VI. THEOLOGICAL ASPIRATIONS, 150
Chapter VII. YEARS OF TROUBLE—LOUVAIN, PARIS, ENGLAND, 1502-6
Chapter VIII. IN ITALY, 1506-9
Chapter IX. THE PRAISE OF FOLLY
Chapter X. THIRD STAY IN ENGLAND, 1509-14
Chapter XI. A LIGHT OF THEOLOGY, 1514-16
Chapter XII. ERASMUS'S MIND
Chapter XIII. ERASMUS'S MIND (continued)
Chapter XIV. ERASMUS'S CHARACTER
Chapter XV. AT LOUVAIN, 1517-18
Chapter XVI. FIRST YEARS OF THE REFORMATION
Chapter XVII. ERASMUS AT BASLE, 1521-9
Chapter XVIII. CONTROVERSY WITH LUTHER AND GROWING CONSERVATISM, 1524-6
Chapter XIX. AT WAR WITH HUMANISTS AND REFORMERS, 1528-9
Chapter XX. LAST YEARS
Chapter XXI. CONCLUSION
SELECTED LETTERS OF ERASMUS
List of Illustrations
Index of Names
 
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