Lexique de la prose latine de la Renaissance - Dictionary of Renaissance Latin from prose sources

Deuxième édition revue et considérablement augmentée - Second, revised and significantly expanded edition

René Hoven’s Dictionary of Renaissance Latin from prose sources has since its first appearance in 1993 become a recognised and valued resource for Latinists and Neo-Latinists and an indispensable working tool for academic libraries.
A highly practical lexicon, it provides researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Early Modern Studies with concise, essential information.

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Biographical Note

René Hoven was Maître de Conférences at the University of Liège and published books and articles on humanism and neo-Latin: he produced critical editions of the Colloquia and the Adagia in the ASD series of the Opera omnia of Erasmus. Laurent Grailet is a classicist and orientalist working at the University of Liège. His doctoral dissertation deals with the Legationis Turcicae epistolae quatuor of Auger Ghislain de Busbecq, of which he is also preparing a critical edition and French translation.

Review Quotes

Un lexique admirablement bien fait, clairement édité, qui comble une lacune. L'a. mérite nos remerciements.' P. Cornil, Scriptorium, 1994. ' One must applaud, therefore, such an effort to fill so obvious and so critical a void.' R. J. Schoeck, Sixteenth Century Journal, 1994. ' It is...really a big and most welcome step because of the help that it will provide scholars in the field and the encouragement that it should give others to carry on with the lexicographical project of the IANLS.' LVR, Neo-Latin News, 1995. ' Comme on pouvait s'y attendre de la part de l'éditeur E.J. Brill, la présentation matérielle du Lexique , la clarté de sa mise en page, la perfection de son impression et sa lisibilité sont proches de la perfection. Dès maintenant et dans sa forme actuelle, l'ouvrage de M. Hoven se révèle être un instrument des plus utiles au développement des études néo-latines. Gageons qu'en ce domaine il deviendra bientôt aussi indispensable que le Gaffiot l'est devenu dans le sien.' Louis Valcke, Laval Théologique et Philosophique, 1995. ' Tel qu'il se présente celui-ci comble donc une importante lacune tout en couvrant une période capitale de la néo-latinité. Limité encore à la prose de la Renaissance, sa conception en fait cependant un instrument de travail qui pourrait se compléter et s'élargir au rythme des lectures et des notices de tous les néo-latinistes qui s'inspireraient de la méthode de R. Hoven.' Bruno Vancamp, L'Antiquité, 1995. ' This awe-inspiring undertaking resulted in an extremely useful lexicographical tool. This excellent work will serve its purpose best, if it can be used continually by as many people as possible, who are interested, for professional or other reasons, in Latin texts from the Renaissance and after.' M. van der Poel, Mnemosyne, 1995. ' ...this work deserved to be published and will certainly be useful, since it includes many words not defined in any other lexicon, and its author brings to bear an impressive knowledge of humanistic Latin and Renaissance culture.' Terence O. Tunberg, Renaissance Quarterly.

Table of contents

Introduction Abbreviations and Conventions Latin Authors and Texts of the Renaissance Bibliography Dictionary Appendices

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René Hoven’s Dictionary of Renaissance Latin from prose sources has since its first appearance in 1993 become a recognised and valued resource for Latinists and Neo-Latinists and an indispensable working tool for academic libraries. A highly practical lexicon, it provides researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Early Modern Studies with concise, essential information.

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