Latin and the Enlightenment
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In his ‘Preliminary Discourse’ to the Encyclopédie (1751), d’Alembert granted the usefulness of Latin as a scientific language but lamented, perhaps disingenuously a gen…

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Haskell, Yasmin, “Latin and the Enlightenment”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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