Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Letter Collections
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The discovery by Petrarch (1304–1374) of Cicero’s Epistolae ad Atticum and the smaller collections in 1345 inspired a number of humanists to make their personal correspondence available for a larger readershi…

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De Landtsheer, Jeanine, “Letter Collections”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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