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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Egyptian—Demotic  

Friedhelm Hoffmann

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Jul 2016
Demotic is a late phase of the Egyptian language and writing which began in the middle of the seventh century BCE. When after 30 BCE Egypt became part of the Roman Empire, Demotic was ... More

Epigram and Occasional Poetry  

David Money

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Aug 2015
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The chapter covers two separate, though related, kinds of Neo-Latin verse. The nature of the Renaissance epigram is explored, and one very short poem, Joachim Du Bellay’s two-line epitaph ... More

Fiction  

Mark T. Riley

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Aug 2015
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Neo-Latin prose fiction flourished from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Short stories, romances, utopias, satires, and long novels in Latin often outshone literary work in the ... More

France  

Paul White

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Aug 2015
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This chapter begins with early French humanism in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, as French writers reacted to Italian influences and sought to create their own neo-Latin ... More

Gender  

Diana Robin

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The mastery of classical Latin and knowledge of its literary monuments enabled early modern women to play significant roles in such institutions as the convent, the literary salon, and the ... More

General References  

Sarah Knight and Stefan Tilg

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This concluding part of the Handbook is an annotated selection of helpful Neo-Latin reference works and tools. Its sections are dedicated to “Surveys and Methodology,” “Book Series,” ... More

The German-Speaking Countries  

Robert Seidel

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter is structured according to a history of various discourses. First, a definition of the “German” cultural sphere of the early modern period is sought with reference to works ... More

Historiography  

Patrick Baker

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Aug 2015
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The Renaissance and early modern period witnessed the last great flourishing of Latin historiography. It was marked by an expanded and sustained interest in the classical historians, a ... More

Iberian Peninsula  

Alejandro Coroleu and Catarina Fouto

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2015
This chapter surveys Neo-Latin literature in the Iberian peninsula from the late fifteenth to the eighteenth century, both Spanish and Portuguese. The Spanish part deals with the cluster ... More

Introduction  

Sarah Knight and Stefan Tilg

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Aug 2015
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The introduction first discusses the origin, significance, and implications of the term “Neo-Latin,” focussing on issues of chronological extent (the Neo-Latin “period”), stylistic ... More

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