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.


Swedenborg, Emanuel

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Author(s): Helander, Hans
¶ Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), Swedish scientist, polyhistor, and mystic, was the author of numerous works in different scientific and philosophical fields, nearly all of them in Latin. Swedenborg w…