Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Subject: History

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.


Ficino and Neo-Platonism

(8,472 words)

Author(s): Rees, Valery
¶ The revival of Plato in the Renaissance is associated especially with the city of Florence, and in particular with Marsilio Ficino (1433–14…

Fifteenth-Century Humanist Manuscript Production

(4,410 words)

Author(s): Mengelkoch, Dustin
¶ There is little doubt that after surveying the manuscript catalogues of the great modern libraries, the fifteenth century appears to be the most prolific century for manuscript production in history,…