Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Edited by: Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi

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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.


Gassendi, Pierre

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Author(s): Backus, Irena
¶ Pierre Gassendi (b. Gassend; 1592–1655), the French astronomer, atomist philosopher, mathematician, and priest, also known for his revival of Epicureanism, can be placed at the meeting point between …

Gessner, Conrad

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Author(s): Blair, Ann M.
¶ Conrad Gessner (Gesner or Gesnerus, 1516–1565), was a city physician and humanist polymath in Zurich. He published sixty-three works, all of them in Latin, some of which were translated into German; …