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Erasmus and the “Other”

On Turks, Jews, and Indigenous Peoples

Authors: Ron, Nathan

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  • Defines and classifies Erasmus' attitudes toward non-Christian peoples and groups.
  • Explores Erasmus’ attitudes toward Turks and Jews synthetically and comparatively.
  • Analyzes Erasmus' attitude toward Amerindians and Black Africans.
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This book investigates how Erasmus viewed non-Christians and different races, including Muslims, Jews, the indigenous people of the Americas, and Africans. Nathan Ron argues that Erasmus was devoted to Christian Eurocentrism and not as tolerant as he is often portrayed. Erasmus’ thought is situated vis-à-vis the thought of contemporaries such as the cosmographer and humanist Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini who became Pope Pius II; the philosopher, scholar, and Cardinal, Nicholas of Cusa; and the Dominican missionary and famous defender of the Native Americans, Bartolomé Las Casas. Additionally, the relatively moderate attitude toward Islam which was demonstrated by Michael Servetus, Sebastian Franck, and Sebastian Castellio is analyzed in comparison with Erasmus’ harsh attitude toward Islam/Turks.


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Nathan Ron is Research Fellow at the School of History, The University of Haifa, Israel.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24929-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24928-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Erasmus and the “Other”
Book Subtitle
On Turks, Jews, and Indigenous Peoples
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24929-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24929-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24928-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 196
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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