Neo-Latin ‘Essays’: An Absent Genre that is Omnipresent
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Authors such as Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Voltaire, and Oscar Wilde are notorious for having made sharp observations in a typically concise style. The literary gen…

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Papy, Jan, “Neo-Latin ‘Essays’: An Absent Genre that is Omnipresent”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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