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Early modern European languages and literature: A short review

David Porter

Article ID: 1204
Vol 2, Issue 1, 2020, Article identifier:52-56

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This article engages with several recent books about language and literature, with a general focus on the early modern period in Europe. One of these books discusses language study in early modern England. Another examines the histories of words relating to ‘ingenuity’. The third provides a theoretical look at the aphorism with a wide historical scope but with some chapters relating to early modern literature. Each is of general interest for linguistic and literary scholars.


early modern; language study; genius; ingenium; aphorism

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Bewick T (1979) A Memoir of Thomas Bewick Written by Himself. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (first pub. 1862)

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