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Bietenholz, Peter G.

Overview
Works: 170 works in 506 publications in 6 languages and 16,367 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Personal correspondence  History  Sources  Dictionaries  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Catalogs  Paraphrases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Annotator, Translator
Classifications: PA8511.A5, 199.492
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter G Bietenholz
Contemporaries of Erasmus : a biographical register of the Renaissance and Reformation by Peter G Bietenholz( )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable breadth of Erasmus' contacts throughout his life is reflected in this unique, informative three-volume biographical dictionary. Together, these fully illustrated volumes will contain information about more than 1900 people mentioned in his correspondence and other writings. Differing substantially from the national biographical dictionaries which restrict themselves to major figures, these volumes combine the famous with the obscure: the Dutch pope, Adrian VI, appears next to Adrianus, a messenger who carried letters between Erasmus in Paris and Jacob Batt, a tutor in Toumehem. A random sampling includes the infamous Pope Alexander VI; Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn; Andrea Alciati, the interpreter of Roman law, whose chief fame rests on the creation of the Renaissance emblem book; Luther's wife, Katharine von Bora; Albrecht Durer, portraitist of Erasmus; Emperor Charles V; and Etienne Dolet, accused of blasphemy and sedition, who was tortured and hanged, and his books burned publicly. Biographies of loyal friends of Erasmus, like Pieter Gillis, clerk of the city of Antwerp, are interspersed with those of his critics and enemies, such as Guillaume Farel, whom Erasmus characterized as insane and a seditious liar. The famous and infamous - Henry VIII, Machiavelli, Francis I, Pope Julius II, Isabella of Castille, and many more - appear next to the not so familiar, but no less intriguing. Cassandra Fedele, implicated in a scandal involving counterfeit money, who survived shipwreck in the Mediterranean and ended life as the superintendent of a hospital in Venice. The cast of characters is a Who's Who of the period: painters like Holbein and Metsys; the printer Aldo Manuzio; Bishop John Fisher, martyred for opposition to Henry VIII's divorce; Martin Luther and his parents; the knight Ulrich von Hutten; and dynastic families such as the wealth Fuggers of Bavaria and the Medicis, including Lorenzo the Magnificent (patron of Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci), the petulant Alessandro, the extravagant Cardinal Ippolito, and Lorenzo II, Duke of Urbino (to whom Machiavelli dedicated The Print). A fascinating array of characters brings this turbulent period of history vividly to life. Contemporaries of Erasmus will not only intrigue the general reader; it will be indispensable for those who have searched in vain for a biographical dictionary covering this period"--Publisher's website
Contemporaries of Erasmus : a biographical register of the renaissance and reformation by Peter G Bietenholz( )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers biographical information about the more than 1900 people mentioned in the correspondence and works of Erasmus who died after 1450 and were thus approximately his contemporaries
Contemporaries of Erasmus : a biographical register of the renaissance and reformation by Peter G Bietenholz( )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers biographical information about the more than 1900 people mentioned in the correspondence and works of Erasmus who died after 1450 and were thus approximately his contemporaries
Encounters with a radical Erasmus : Erasmus' work as a source of radical thought in Early modern Europe by Peter G Bietenholz( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Erasmus is now accepted as a harbinger of liberal trends in mainstream Christian theology, the radical--even subversive-- aspects of his work have received less attention. Beginning with a redefinition of the term radicalism, Peter G. Bietenholz examines the ways in which the radical aspects of Erasmus' writings inspired radical reactions among sixteenth- and seventeenth-century readers. Bietenholz examines the challenges to orthodoxy in Erasmus' scholarly work on the New Testament and the ways in which they influenced generations of thinkers, including John Milton and Sir Isaac Newton. Turning to other aspects of Erasmus' writings, the author shows the ways in which his opposition to war encouraged radical manifestations of pacifism; how his reflections on freedom of thought and religious toleration elicited both warm approval and fierce rejection; and the ways his critical attitude helped foster the early modern culture of Scepticism. An engaging look at Erasmus' theological, philosophical and socio-political influence, Encounters with a Radical Erasmus will prove useful to scholars of humanism, theology, the Reformation and Renaissance."--
Basle and France in the sixteenth century : the Basle humanists and printers in their contacts with Francophone culture by Peter G Bietenholz( )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in English and German and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basle, in the time of Erasmus, had a reputation for tolerance and liberalism rare in the sixteenth century. This book captures the intellectual climate of the city in Erasmus' time and after his death. It shows the gradual spread and modification among the French-speaking public of humanist attitudes and ideals associated with the Erasmian Basle. Based on extensive bibliographical research and perusal of much correspondence, published and unpublished, of the early humanists, the study investigates the contracts between the city of Basle and the French-speaking regions of sixteenth-century Europe. It is not primarily a political history, for the political influence of the town was insignificant, not is it a history of ideas in the usual sense. Rather than analysing the contexts of the books produced in Basle, Professor Bietenholz studies the people who produced them and distributed them in France. He examines their reading habits and motives for writing and printing, and their personal contacts. The volume includes biographical information about Francophones in Basle: students, professors, political agents, merchants, doctors, ministers, and printers. Many were religious exiles and participated in the various theological controversies of the Reformation. In addition, the book includes a bibliography of over 1200 books and dissertations published at Basle by Francophone authors, editors, and translators
The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 993 to 1121 ; 1519 to 1520 by Desiderius Erasmus( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 1122 to 1251 ; 1520 to 1521 by Desiderius Erasmus( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exchange of letters between Juan de Vergara and Diego López Zúñiga which bears on the controversy then raging between Erasmus and Zúñiga is included as an appendix to this volume
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is of particular interest because more than half the letters derive from the Deventer Letter-book, into which Erasmus had his amaneunses copy incoming and outgoing letters, among them many which were truly private rather than composed with a mind to subsequent publication
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and biography in the work of Erasmus of Rotterdam by Peter G Bietenholz( Book )

19 editions published in 1966 in English and French and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia and fabula : myths and legends in historical thought from antiquity to the modern age by Peter G Bietenholz( Book )

15 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In examining the past, was it deemed important to curb the free play of imagination or was it thought that any explanation, no matter how fanciful and irrational, was better than none? This is the question that this book attempts to answer. In doing so, it examines a rich variety of texts and also some works of art ranging from the Ancient Near East to the nineteenth century
Der italienische Humanismus und die Blütezeit des Buchdrucks in Basel; die Basler Drucke italienischer Autoren von 1530 bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts by Peter G Bietenholz( Book )

15 editions published in 1959 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro della Valle, 1586-1652; Studien zur Geschichte der Orientkenntnis und des Orientbildes im Abendlande by Peter G Bietenholz( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in German and Italian and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

18 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Zwicker, 1612-1678 : peace, tolerance, and God the one and only by Peter G Bietenholz( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In haereticis coërcendis quatenus progredi liceat ; Poems ; Correspondence by Mino Celsi( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in Latin and Italian and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is intended to serve as a prolegomenon to Erasmus' New Testament scholarship as it is found in volumes 41-60 of the Collected works of Erasmus. The volume includes annotated translations of the major essays that appeared as prefaces to one or more of Erasmus' five editions of the New Testament. It includes as well numerous other texts that were given a role to play in some of the editions, primarily letters and responses to critics, which, though ancillary to the main enterprise, shed light on Erasmus' perception of his work."--
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume features several memorable letters by Thomas More that testify to his integrity and clear-sightedness, his capacity for sober self-assessment and restraint combined with charity. It also contains one of Erasmus' most famous letters, Ep 999, which paints a subtle and sparkling pen portrait of More, the man and the Christian
 
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Contemporaries of Erasmus : a biographical register of the Renaissance and Reformation
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Alternative Names
Bientenholz, Peter

Bientenholz Peter 1933-....

Bietenholz, P. G. 1933-

Bietenholz, Peter.

Bietenholz, Peter 1933-

Bietenholz, Peter G.

Bietenholz, Peter Gerard

Bietenholz, Peter Gerard 1933-

Languages
English (235)

German (28)

Italian (8)

Latin (5)

French (1)

Spanish (1)