Latin, Or, The Empire of a Sign: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

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Verso, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 346 pages
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A highly original and accessible history of Latin between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries that explores how Latin came to dominate the civic and sacred worlds of Europe and, arguably, the entire western world.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sch00l
7
the Church
43
Latin Scholarship
80
A Familiar World
100
Introduction
121
Oral Latin
152
Introduction
175
Class
207
The Power to Say and to Conceal
231
Yearning for the Universal
257
Conclusion
271
Select Bibliography
275
Index
340
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Françoise Waquet is a director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Among her books are Latin, and in French, Les fêtes royales sous la Restauration ou l'Ancien Régime retrouvé and La République des Lettres (with Hans Bots).

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