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.


More, Thomas

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Author(s): Taylor, Andrew
¶ Thomas More (1477/8–1535) received a good grammar school education before serving as a page for two years in the Lambeth Palace household of Henry VII’s Lord Chancellor, John Morton, Archbishop of Ca…