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.


Ficino and Neo-Platonism

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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 (1433–1499). It is considered important for the enhanced status it a…

Ficino, Marsilio

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Author(s): Rees, Valery
¶ Marsilio Ficino, one of the most influential philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance, was born at Figline in the Valdarno, in Tuscany, on 19 October 1433. Schooled in the traditional studies of…

Fifteenth-Century Humanist Manuscript Production

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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,…