Basel’s fame as a city of letters is hardly limited to the Reformation.  Home earlier to Erasmus and then later to the famous (even if sometimes dubious) minds of Nietzsche, Jung, Barth, and von Balthasar, Basel can stand on its own terms.  Still, in the 16th and 17th centuries it was a major intellectual hub for the Reformation.  Much of its intellectual archaeology is still in need of excavation, but we can provide a few names and sources for the familiarization of such a project.