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Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn$
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Ann Moss

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.001.0001

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(p.64) 4 Composition
Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Ann Moss

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the first twenty years of the 16th century, which was a time when most humanists were zealously pursuing the programme of Valla's imperialist designs at the practical level. The different views of Paolo Cortesi and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola are also examined in this chapter, with regards to the argument about the Latin language.

Keywords:   16th century, humanists, Valla, imperialist designs, Paolo Cortesi, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Latin language

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