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.


Valla, Lorenzo

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Author(s): Nauta, Lodi
¶ Lorenzo Valla ( c. 1406–1457) was one of the most influential humanists of the Renaissance, who made many important contributions to humanist scholarship. His Elegantiae linguae latinae offered later generations not only a we…

Valla’s Elegantiae linguae Latinae

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Author(s): Pade, Marianne
¶ Lorenzo Valla’s (1407–1457) Elegantiae linguae Latinae (1441–1449),1 which may be described as a manual on ‘Advanced Idiomatic Latin’,2 is one of the most highly admired works on the Latin language from the Italian R…