• Neo-Latin's interplay with other languages

    Author(s):
    Demmy Verbeke (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Renaissance studies, Book history
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/7e4f-sb91
    Abstract:
    During the Early Modern Period, every educated person knew Latin, and possibly several other languages, besides his or her mother tongue. Due to this widespread multilingualism the question arose which language to use for which context or purpose. The ‘battle of languages’ was not only fought on a theoretical plane but also exercised its effect on the books and other material printed during this period. After a brief discussion of the interaction between Latin and the various vernaculars in Europe during the Early Modern Period, this chapter focuses on the eloquent ambassadors of this polyglot world, namely multilingual and mixed-language publications offering Latin in combination with one or more vernaculars, thus illustrating the complex interplay between Latin and the national languages of Europe.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 month ago
    License:
    Attribution
    Share this:

    Downloads

    Item Name: docx oxford-handbook-preprint.docx
      Download
    Activity: Downloads: 1