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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Author(s): Kallendorf, Craig
¶ Virgil’s works have stood at the centre of the educational canon from the beginnings of Neo-Latin culture and exercised a significant influence on the development of literature during this period. Fo…


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Author(s): Hermans, Lex
¶ Vitruvianism can be defined in two ways. Narrowly defined, it is the study of De architectura, written in the last quarter of the first century bc by Vitruvius, a military engineer who had served in the armies of the Emperor…