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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Calvin, John

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Author(s): Springer, Carl P. E.
¶ Born in Noyon in northern France in 1509, Jean Cauvin (later Latinised to Calvinus) began his preparations for the priesthood in Paris, where he studied with the Christian humanist Mathurin Cordier. …