Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment

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A. Initial position on the eve of the Enlightenment

During the Middle Ages in Western Europe, Latin was the language of the Church and the most important lingua franca for international written and spoken communication [17125-185]. Medieval Latin (or Middle Latin) was much richer in vocabulary than the classical language as …

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Kuhlmann, Peter, “Latin”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment, English edition by Christina C. Harker; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2021). Original German-language edition: Das 18. Jahrhundert: Lexikon zur Antikerezeption in Aufklärung und Klassizismus. Herausgegeben von Joachim Jacob und Johannes Süßmann. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester, Jörg Rüpke und Helmuth Schneider, Band 13. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2018). Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_COM_220707>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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