The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin

Hardcover | June 15, 2015

EditorSarah Knight, Stefan Tilg

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From the dawn of the early modern period around 1400 until the eighteenth century, Latin was still the European language and its influence extended as far as Asia and the Americas. At the same time, the production of Latin writing exploded thanks to book printing and new literary and culturaldynamics. Latin also entered into a complex interplay with the rising vernacular languages. This Handbook gives an accessible survey of the main genres, contexts, and regions of Neo-Latin, as we have come to call Latin writing composed in the wake of Petrarch (1304-74). Its emphasis is on the periodof Neo-Latin's greatest cultural relevance, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Its chapters, written by specialists in the field, present individual methodologies and focuses while retaining an introductory character. The Handbook will be valuable to all readers wanting to orientate themselves in the immense ocean of Neo-Latin literature and culture. It will be particularly helpful for those working on early modern languages and literatures as well as to classicists working on the culture of ancient Rome, itsearly modern reception and the shifting characteristics of post-classical Latin language and literature. Political, social, cultural and intellectual historians will find much relevant material in the Handbook, and it will provide a rich range of material to scholars researching the history of theirrespective geographical areas of interest.

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From the dawn of the early modern period around 1400 until the eighteenth century, Latin was still the European language and its influence extended as far as Asia and the Americas. At the same time, the production of Latin writing exploded thanks to book printing and new literary and culturaldynamics. Latin also entered into a complex ...

Stefan Tilg is Professor of Latin at the University of Freiburg. Before that, he was the first director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies in Innsbruck. His main publications are from the fields of Latin Jesuit drama and ancient fiction. Sarah Knight is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Leic...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:632 pages, 9.88 × 7.2 × 1.69 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Notes on ContributorsAbbreviationsSarah Knight and Stefan Tilg: IntroductionPart I. Language and Genre1. Keith Sidwell: Classical Latin-Mediaeval Latin-Neo-Latin2. Demmy Verbeke: Neo-Latin's Interplay with Other Languages3. Victoria Moul: Lyric Poetry4. Florian Schaffenrath: Narrative Poetry5. David Money: Epigram and Occasional Poetry6. Stefan Tilg: Comedy7. Gary Grund: Tragedy8. Marc Van Der Poel: Oratory9. Erik de Bom: Political Advice10. Patrick Baker: Historiography11. Jan Papy: Letters12. Mark T. Riley: Fiction13. Ingrid De Smet: SatirePart II. Cultural Contexts14. Robert Black: School15. Sarah Knight: University16. Guido Giglioni: Philosophy17. Brian Ogilvie: Scinece and Medicine18. Dag Nikolaus Hasse: contacts with the Arab World19. Andrew Taylor: Biblical Humanism20. Jason Harris: Catholicism21. Irena Backus: Protestantism22. Marc Laureys: Political Action23. Diana Robin: Gender24. Francoise Waquet: Social StatusPart III. Countries and Regions25. David Marsh: Italy26. Paul White: France27. Estelle Haan: British Isles28. Robert Seidel: German-Speaking Countries29. Alejandro Coroleu and Catarina Fouto: Iberian Peninsula30. Dirk Sacre: Low Countries31. Peter Zeeberg and Annika Strom: Scandinavia32. Cristina Neagu: East-Central Europe33. Andrew Laird: Colonial Spanish America and Brazil34. Jean-Francois Cottier, Haijo Westra, and John Gallucci: North America35. Noel Golvers: AsiaSarah Knight and Stefan Tilg: General References