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Lipsianism
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Historians specializing in the 16th and 17th century use Lipsianism for the movement within Late Humanism that was founded by the Dutch scholar Justus Lipsius (1547–1606). Various disciplines use the term for different aspects of the multifaceted work of Lipsius and his followers.

In philology and historical linguistics, the term is used for Lipsius’ Latin style, which was not standard but un-Ciceronian, laconic, bricolagic, and aphoristic – judged to be no long “golden” but only “silver” [4. 204–255]; it frequently triggered displeasure and resistance among the Jes…

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Weber, Wolfgang E.J., “Lipsianism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_023423>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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