Philipp Melanchthon: Band T 2: Texte 255-520 (1523–1526)

Edited by Richard Wetzel.
With the assistance of Helga Scheible.
Ancient Greek
552 p., 18,0 x 25,4 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-1604-8
Single price:
€ 298.–
eISBN 978-3-7728-3297-0
€ 298.–

This second volume of texts touches upon central questions of the history of the Reformation, including the right of resistance, the Peasants’ War, Luther’s controversy with Erasmus, and the founding of the school in Nuremberg. As in the first volume, all the sources for each text are clearly introduced and, as necessary, briefly described. In this way one obtains a picture of the various ways in which individual pieces were disseminated. Some may be one-of-a-kind, like the original version of a letter in Greek describing Luther’s marriage; others enjoyed up to thirty-five reprints, as in the case of prefaces to the edition of Terence or to the biblical book of Proverbs. The variant readings have been placed in several different sections of the apparatus, depending upon whether they concern earlier versions of the original autograph, text-critical remarks, or changes by later readers, copyists and editors. The citations and literary allusions have been carefully tracked down and placed in a fourth section of the apparatus.

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