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Asia  

Noël Golvers

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter focuses on Latin’s role in the China mission of the Jesuits from the seventeenth until the late eighteenth century. First, the chapter will discuss Latin as taught to the ... More

Biblical Humanism  

Andrew Taylor

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter outlines the impact of humanism on biblical studies between the late fourteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. It traces the growing humanistic expertise in textual criticism ... More

The British Isles  

Estelle Haan

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter identifies cultural and generic trends and authorial methodologies in neo-Latin literature in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; and ways that Latin served as a bridge ... More

Catholicism  

Jason Harris

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Aug 2015
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This chapter surveys Latin writings on religious themes produced from ca. 1520 onward by Roman Catholic authors. The corpus under consideration ranges from scholarly and devotional ... More

The Chinese Writing System  

Imre Galambos

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The Chinese script is one of the major writing systems of the world and has over three thousand years of recorded history. Native accounts of its origin have been extremely influential and ... More

Classical Latin—Medieval Latin—Neo-Latin  

Keith Sidwell

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Aug 2015
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The history of the Latin language is one of continual deviations from, or attempts at (re)adjustment to, a morphological and syntactical norm we call Classical Latin (CL). This chapter ... More

Colonial Spanish America and Brazil  

Andrew Laird

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter provides an account of the contexts in which Latin was used in early modern Ibero-America, surveying its role in controversies about the status of the native populations and ... More

Comedy  

Stefan Tilg

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter gives a survey of Latin comedy from ca. 1400 to 1750. It starts with a pragmatic definition of “comedy” and the corpus of texts. Individual sections are then dedicated to: the ... More

Contacts with the Arab World  

Dag Nikolaus Hasse

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter assesses the presentation of the Arab world in Neo-Latin texts, and the engagement of Renaissance Latin scholars with that world. The first section of the article discusses ... More

East-Central Europe  

Cristina Neagu

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
Any student of Neo-Latin in East-Central Europe should see a striking absence of clear-cut divisions. The region was characterized by ever-shifting frontiers, shared histories, common ... More

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