Florentius Volusenus: Christian Humanist
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216 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

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Series: Scottish History Society 6th Series

Series Vol. Number: 19

Imprint: Scottish History Society

Florentius Volusenus: Christian Humanist

The Commentatio quaedam theologica (1539)

Edited by Alasdair A. MacDonald, Craig McDonald and Betty I. Knott

by Florentius Volusenus

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Study and translation of the religious and philosophical work by this Scottish-born, France-based Renaissance humanist and educator.


The Commentatio quaedam theologica of Florentius Volusenus (c.1504-c.1557) is a religious and philosophical work of the Renaissance, cast in the form of rhetorical aphorisms. Volusenus was an admirer of Erasmus, tutored the son of Cardinal Wolsey, and was close to the circles around Sir Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell. In Paris he received patronage from prominent humanist ecclesiastics, as also from bishop Jacopo Sadoleto at Carpentras. A colleague at Lyon of the poet Barthélemy Aneau, he taught Sebastian Castellio, who later broke with Calvin. Volusenus, an eirenic Catholic, favoured Church reform before the Reformation became irreversible.
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

INTRODUCTION
Volusenus: Life and Writings (AAM)

EDITION AND TRANSLATION
Treatment of text
Commentatio and Translation (BIK/AAM)

CRITICISM
I. The Commentatio as literature (AAM)
II. Volusenus and Latinity (BIK)
III. Sources and allusions (JCM)
IV. The context of ideas and faith (JCM)
V. Notes on the Text (JCM/BIK)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Alasdair A. MacDonald is emeritus Professor of English, University of Groningen, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow. He has published widely on medieval and early modern Scottish and English literature and culture.

J. Craig McDonald is emeritus Professor of English at King University, Tennessee. He has published on Older Scots texts by Robert Henryson and John Ireland and is presently editing the Meroure of Wyssdome and Volusenus's commentaries.

Betty I. Knott was Senior Lecturer in Comparative Philology, and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow. She has translated the Imitation of Christ, the Emblemata of Alciato, and several works of Erasmus, and is working on ecclesiastical texts in early medieval Scotland.

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Title Details

216 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

2 b/w illus.

Series: Scottish History Society 6th Series

Series Vol. Number: 19

Imprint: Scottish History Society