Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Subject: History

Edited by: Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi

With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.


Bembo, Pietro

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Author(s): Fantazzi, Charles
¶ As has often been pointed out, 23 June 1491 was an important date in the life of Pietro Bembo (1470–1547). He was twenty-one years old, and Pico della Mirandola and Poliziano had stopped at the Bembo house in Venice at the end of their journey to Northern Italy, in search of manuscripts. In the rich library of Bernardo Bembo, Pietro’s father, Poliziano found an important fourth-cent…

Beza, Theodorus

(728 words)

Author(s): Ledegang-Keegstra, J. L. R.
¶ Theodorus Beza or Théodore de Bèze (1519–1…