Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Edited by: Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi

With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.

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Diplomacy and Court Culture

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Author(s): De Bom, Erik
¶ The development of the institution of permanent diplomacy is closely linked to the rise of the sovereign state. It evolved from the mediaeval envoyship, which in essence was a pure private law construction, where a legatus was defined…