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|Erasmus Online Database|
On-line catalog of the Erasmus Collection of Rotterdam City Library. Based on a unique card index — the so-called Apparaat Van Gulik — containing bibliographical descriptions of about 6,000 editions of Erasmus’s works. They encompass Latin texts as well as translations. Records list library holdings worldwide. Bibliographical references are added in many cases as well.
The international world of scholarship attaches great importance to this card index named after Van Gulik. It is the starting-point for any serious study of Erasmus’s works. For this reason it was decided to digitize the index and to publish it here under the name Erasmus Online, thus making it accessible worldwide. Erasmus Online offers a modern search functionality enabling complicated search actions such as: all editions of the “Praise of Folly” published between 1520 and 1530 but not in Antwerp. Over 2,000 editions include an illustration of the title page as well. All this makes Erasmus Online a useful tool not only for philologists and historians, for book historians, philosophers and theologians, but for booksellers and auctioneers as well.
This database is a work in progress. Since both Van Gulik’s index and Vander Haeghen’s repertoire are inexhaustive according to modern scholarly standards, their contents are continuously enlarged and updated. In the course of time a comprehensive bibliographical description of each title entry will be provided. It is also intended to digitize texts by Erasmus himself and to make them available in due course — Latin originals as well as translations that played an important role in the past.
|Resource Type(s):||All Relevant Database(s)|
|Access information:||Free resource - available to everyone on the Internet|
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|Vendor Name:||Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies|
|Research Guides:||Philosophy & Religion|