Fonds MG 235 - Peter G. Bietenholz fonds

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Peter G. Bietenholz fonds

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MG 235

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  • [ca. 1960]-2000 (Creation)

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2.52 metres of texual records, microform, and graphic material

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Peter Bietenholz was born January 7, 1933 in Basel, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. from Basel in 1958. He came to Saskatoon in 1963 after having taught in the Sudan. He joined the faculty of the Department of History, University of Saskatchewan, in 1963, becoming a full professor in 1970 and serving as department head from 1974 to 1977. In 1996, the University of Saskatchewan awarded him an earned doctor of letters degree, in recognition of the excellence of his scholarship on Renaissance humanism generally and on Erasmus specifically. From 1970 to 1986, he was on the editorial board for The Collected Works of Erasmus and annotated several volumes of Erasmus' correspondence within that series. He was also the editor of Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation (3 vols., 1985-1987). Other books authored or edited by Bietenholz include Basle and France in the sixteenth century; the Basle humanists and printers in their contacts with Franco-phone culture (1971); Thesaurus de la Littérature Interdite au XVIe Siècle (1996); History and Fabula: Myths and Legends in Historical Thought From Antiquity To the Modern Age (1994); and In Haereticis Coërcendis Quatenus Progredi Liceat : Poems-Correspondence / Mino Celsi (1982). He has also lectured widely and is the author of many articles and chapters in books. He retired in 2000 and was named a Professor Emeritus.

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The fonds consists primarily of material relating to Bietenholz's research and writing. In particular, the fonds includes copies of some of his own publications, offprints by others, files (notes, photocopies, etc.) relating to some of his books and papers, offprints and research material relating to Erasmus, and correspondence relating to publishing and research activities, including visits to African and Asian universities.

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The fonds is divided into the following series:
1. Publications by others
2. Publications by Bietenholz
3. Research files - articles
4. Research files - books
5. Unpublished lectures
6. Records re publishing, teaching and research activities
7. Correspondence (Accession 2014-038)
8. Additionals (Accession 2010-005)

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Includes material in German, Italian, Latin, and other languages

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