Philipp Melanchthon: Band 14: Personen O-R

Edited by Heinz Scheible.
480 p., 17,5 x 25 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-2260-5
Single price:
€ 298.–

The biographical index for the regesta is a further part of the commentary on Melanchthon’s correspondence. The biographical information serves primarily to aid the understanding of Melanchthon’s correspondence. There is a complete list of the cross connections in this corpus, in particular among the family members. A very short character description is provided for easy orientation before the date of birth of those persons mentioned only occasionally in the volumes of letters. The short biography for those persons who are well-known and dealt with in many lexica has been kept very brief and is limited to data pertaining to their life. Works have only been quoted if they are of significance for the mention of the author in the volumes of Melanchthon’s correspondence. The exact verification can be found in the sources given in the text volumes.


Rudolf Keller, ZBKG 90 (2021)

»Der Artikel über den Baseler Drucker Johannes Oporinus hat wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Bedeutung, denn Oporinus ist durch große Publikationen in den klassischen Sprachen für die ganze damalige «Welt» von hoher Bedeutung. Veit Örtel, der Wittenberger Professor aus Windsheim, und seine Söhne Johannes und Philipp, aber auch seine Mutter kommen hier vor. Der Band ist also auch für die kirchengeschichtliche Forschung unserer Region ein Hilfsmittel, auf das man nicht verzichten möchte.«

Rudolf Keller,
ZBKG 90 (2021)
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