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.

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Terence as a School Text: Commentaries

(985 words)

Author(s): Bloemendal, Jan
¶ Publius Terentius Afer (195/185–159 bc) or Terence, as he is commonly known, held a special position in the humanist school curriculum. His plays were read and studied in the classroom and performed by s…

Textual Transaction and Transformation in the Renaissance Printed Book

(11,123 words)

Author(s): Taylor, Andrew
¶ The far-reaching transformation of the literary and scholarly cultures of the Renaissance engendered by the invention of printing was more a slow and in many ways unpredictable realisation and releas…