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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From Alchemy to Chemistry

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Author(s): Rampling, Jennifer M.
From Alchymia to Chymia? ¶ What’s in a name? In the case of ‘alchemy’, a glance exposes complex and multilingual foundations. Translated from Greek chēmeia into Arabic al-kīmiyā’, it reached the Latin world in the twelfth centu…

From Mediaeval Latin to Neo-Latin

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Author(s): Pade, Marianne
¶ I am grateful to Minna Skafte Jensen and Johann Ramminger for reading and suggesting improvements to this chapter. The present chapter will only incidentally describe actual differences between mediaeval Latin and Neo…