Eobanus Hessus

How many know one of the greatest Renaissance poets Helius Eobanus Hessus? Eoban studied in Erfurt, travelled a lot and became supporter of Wittenbeg Reformation. His early works have been recently edited and translated into English by Harry Vredeveld. The first volume, which included works written during his student years in Erfurt (1504-09) give a vivid picture of student life in poetic form. Second volume, which is now also available, contains among others a beautiful series of fictional letter of Christian women in verse. See more here: http://www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs/publications/mrts/rts.html

Renaissance Ethics commentaries

In addition to the sources on Aristotelian psychology, which I have been gathering to the webpage “Medieval and Renaissance Psychological Sources on the Internet” (Medieval and Renaissance Psychological Sources), I would like to share some links on 16th century printings of textbooks and commentaries concerning Aristotle’s Ethics. They are listed on a separate page (click here).

Luther’s exegetical tools

Due to different digitalization projects, many important texts have now become available for scholars. For understanding Luther’s interpretation of the Bible, following items might be worth consulting:

Bible published by Sebastian Brant in Basel 1498, with commentaries of Nicholas of Lyra, Paul of Burgos and Matthias Döring, digitalized by Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München.

Vol. 1: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026023/images/

Vol. 2: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026025/images/

Vol. 3: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026026/images/

Vol. 4: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026029/images/

Vol. 5: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026030/images/

Vol: 6 http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026033/images/

Bible, with postil of Hugo de Sancto Caro (Hugo Cardinalis)

Vol. 1: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026098/images/

Vol. 2: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026099/images/

Vol. 3: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026100/images/

Vol. 4: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026101/images/

Vol. 5: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026102/images/

Vol. 6 missing

Vol. 7: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0002/bsb00026105/images/

Several works of Erasmus of Rotterdam are also available, see for example: http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/bibliography/e.html (Erasmus, Desiderius). Among these are the Annotations to the New testament in the 1538-40 edition of Erasmus’ Opera omnia, digitalized by the Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies in their Erasmus database in http://www.erasmus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=eol.searchform (keyword: Erasmus, click on “Show facsimiles only”).