Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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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.

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Chronology

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Author(s): Nothaft, C. Philipp E.
¶ Historical chronology enjoyed its heyday roughly between 1550 and 1750, when monumental tomes of universal chronicles and intricate dissertations on ancient calendars were a recurring subject of deba…

Classicising the Unclassical: The Challenge of Music Theory

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Author(s): Holford-Strevens, Leofranc
¶ Before the rediscovery of the Greek music theorists at the end of the fifteenth century, the authoritative name was that of Boethius, whose De institutione musica ignored the practice of his own day and bore virtually no rel…