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Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Upsaliensis: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies.

* Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Upsaliensis: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Uppsala 2009). General editor, Astrid Steiner-Weber; edited by Alejandro Coroleu, Domenico Defilippis, Roger Green, Fidel Radle, Valery Rees, Dirk Sacre, Marjorie Woods, and Christine Wulf. Acta Conventus NeoLatini, 14. 2 vols. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012. xxxii + 1228 pages. 269 euros. These two volumes contain the written versions of the papers delivered at the 2009 meeting of the International Association of Neo-Latin Studies in Uppsala, Sweden. The first volume opens with the plenary papers: Alejandro Coroleu, "Humanismo italiano, imprenta y educacion en Cataluna (1480-1530)"; Domenico Defilippis, "Modelli e forme del genere corografico tra Umanesimo e Rinascimento"; Brenda M. Hosington, "'The well-wrought verses of an unknown bard': Renaissance Englishwomen's Latin Poetry of Praise and Lament"; Dirk Sacre, "Le tremblement de terre de Messine en Sicile et Reggio de Calabre (1908) et la poesie neo-latine"; and Kristi Viiding, "Res magni taedii, gloriae nullius--zu Komposition, Funktion und Verwendung handschriftlicher Sentenzen-und Sprich-wortersammlungen." The remaining essays began life as 'Communications,' regular congress papers: Adam Abraham, "The Image of Attila in Hungarian Historiography of the 17th and 18th Centuries"; Lorenzo Amato, "Francesco Albertini e l'Opusculum de mirabilibus urbis Romae: modelli e fonti"; Trine Arlund Hass, "Structural Imitation and Genre Conventions in Neo-Latin Bucolic Poetry"; Patrick Baker, "De viris illustribus and the Self-Conception of Italian Humanism in the 15th Century"; Pieta van Beek, "Habent sua fata libelli': The Adventures and Influence of Anna Maria van Schurman's Work in Scandinavia"; Eniko Bekes, "Medical Astrology in Galeotto Marzio's Treatise Dedicated to Lorenzo il Magnifico"; Maria Berggren, "Useful Phrases and Scientific Terms: Examples from Emanuel Swedenborg's Notebooks"; Melanie Bost-Fievet, "L'imagerie printaniere dans les Epithalamia et les Lyrica de Jean Salmon Macrin. Le poete et ses modeles entre locus amoenus et saeculum aureum"; Laurence Boulegue, "La Digressio sur le De anima III de Jean-Francois Pic de la Mirandole. Une contribution paradoxale a la tradition peripateticienne"; Ludwig Braun, "Rezeption als Grenzfall: Innovation oder Plagiat?"; Elwira Buszewicz, "The Imitatio antiquorum: A Key to Discovering Meanings. Sigismund III in Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski's Laudatory Ode (Lyr II 22)"; Sarah Charbonnier, "Le poete vu par le peintre, le peintre vu par le poete a la cour de Leon X: reception et innovation"; JeanLouis Charlet, "Litterature et philologie dans les lettres philologiques de Niccolo Perotti"; John Considine, "Claudius Salmasius and the Deadness of Neo-Latin"; Claudia Corfiati, "Il principe e la fortuna: note sul De varietate fortunae di Tristano Caracciolo"; Mark Crane, "Agrippa the Lutheran, Luther the Sceptic: A Paris Theologian's Condemnation of Agrippa's De incertitudine et vanitate scientiarum"; Elena Dahlberg, "Reusing Horace"; Rachel Darmon, "Georgius Pictorius a la recherche d'un langage mythographique"; Judith Deitch, "The Constellated Axiochus and the mouvance of the Printed Text"; Denis L. Drysdall, "The Two Versions of Erasmus's Apologia de In principio erat sermo and the Role of Edward Lee"; Agnieszka Dziuba, " De origine et rebus gestis Polonorum as the First Renaissance Polish Chronicle"; Josef Eskhult, "Views on Language History around 1700: Reception and Innovation"; Susanna Gambino Longo, "Le mythe de la folie de Lucrece: des biographes humanistes aux theories de l'inspiration"; Donald Gilman, "The Reality of Paradox: Fantasy, Rhetoric, and Thomas More's Utopia'"; Elisabet Goransson, "Defining a Subgenre: Aspects of Imitation and Intertextuality in the Correspondence of Learned Women in Early Modern Times"; Felipe Gonzalez Vega, "Praeclara virorum arma cano: ficcion de la Victoria y de la derrota en la epica del Renacimiento (Juan de Vilches, Bernardina I)"; Roger P. H. Green, "On Not Being Buchanan: Arthur Johnston's Magnum opus'"; Lucia Gualdo Rosa, "Carlo Marsuppini, segretario apostolico"; Laszlo Havas, "Des Admonitions de saint Etienne de Hongrie au Tractatus de potestate, redige par Francois Rakoczi II"; Gerhard K. Holk, "Pietro Martire d'Anghiera the First Anthropologist of America: Exceptional Observations in His First Decade de orbe novo"; Antonio Iurilli, "Raccontare il viaggio in Latino alle soglie della modernita. L'Iter Italicum Patavinum di Domenico Cotugno"; Marijke Janssens, "'Pulcherrime coeptum opus absolve': The Monita et exempla politica (1605), Justus Lipisus's Last Words on Politics"; Agnes Juhasz-Ormsby, "Leonard Cox and the Erasmian Circles of Early Sixteenth-Century England"; Erika Jurikova, "Significance of Latin Book Production of Academic Press of University of Trnava and for Development of Science in the Territory of Today's Slovakia"; Katharina Kagerer, "Der Jesuitendichter Jacob Balde zwischen Historiographie und Poesie"; Craig Kallendorf, "Commentaries, Commonplaces, and Neo-Latin Studies"; Katarina Karabova, "The Reception of Classical Literature in the Literary Production of the Universitas Tyrnaviensis"; Sari Kivisto, "Illegal Jesting: Two Latin Dissertations on Playful Marriage Vows and Other Sources of SeventeenthCentury Lawsuits"; Jozef Kordos, "Tyrnavia crescens--A Rhetorical Exercise or an Artwork of Imitation?"; Martin Korenjak, "Giovanni Battista Graser Depraestantia logicae. Ein aufklarerisches Lehrgedicht an Maria Theresia"; Hans Lamers, "A Byzantine Poet in Italian Exile: Manilius Cabacius Rallus's Self-Presentation in the Context of Leo X's Philhellenism"; Istvan David Lazar, "Petrarca e la tirannide"; Anna Maria Leisgang-Bruckmuller, "'Quosve tandem ...':--Jesuitsche Rhetoriklehre und eine anklagende Gotterversammlung in einer Promotionsschrift des Jahres 1684"; Bo Lindberg, "Tacitism in Theory and Practice"; Maria Leticia Lopez Serratos, "La influencia de Rodolfo Agricola en el Tractatus de locis dialecticis de Fray Alonso de la Veracruz"; Coen Maas, "Reception of Livy and Representation of Politics in the Works of Marcantonio Sabellico and Reynier Snoy"; Ida Gilda Mastrorosa, "Cassiodoro, Biondo Flavio e la 'memoria' dell'Italia teodericiana"; Agnes Mate, "Enea Silvio Piccolomini e due volgarizzatori dell'Historia de duobus amantibus"; Dustin Mengelkoch, "A History of the Swedes: Grotius, Procopius, Isidore and Paul the Deacon"; Barbara Milewska-Wazbinska, "In the Wake of Plutarch: Antique Tradition in Neo-Latin Heraldic Work"; David Money, "De criticis atque poetis musae neo-Latinae in nostro aevo"; Clemens Muller, "Humanismus vs. Scholastik: Joachim Vadians Promotion zum doctor medicinae an der Universitat Wien"; Clare M. Murphy, "Thomas More to Maarten van Dorp: Tradition and Humanism"; Ilona M. Nagy, "Das neulateinische Nachleben einer mittelalterlichen muttersprachlichen Legende: Die ungarischsprachige Margit-Legende in der Margit-Biographie Ferraris"; Henk J. M. Nellen, "Hugo Grotius and the Right to Wage War"; Carolus Augustus Neuhausen, "Schiller excellens ille Germanorum poeta Latinitate vestitus"; Florentina Nicolae, "The Influence of the Romanian Language in Vita Constantini Cantemyrii, cognomento Senis, Moldaviae Principis"; Isabella Nuovo, "Leonello d'Este e l'Alberti. Il sistema delle dediche"; Janika Pall, "The Practice of chreia at the Academia Gustavo-Carolina (1690-1710) in Dorpat (Tartu)"; Klara Pajorin, "Janos Vitez ed Enea Silvio Piccolomini alla nascita della retorica umanistica in Ungheria"; Jan Papy, "Lipsian Style and Swedish 18th-Century Politics? Nicolaus Laurentii Sorstrom's Dissertatio de laconismo Lipsiano (Uppsala, 1739)"; Joaquin Pascual Barea, "Antiguos y modernos en los De arte oratoria ... libri quinque (1596) y en otros tratados de Bartolome Bravo"; Gabor Petnehazi, "Erasmo machiavellizzato? Il dialogo de Farkas Kovacsoczy"; Sigurdur Petursson, "Arngrimur Jonsson and His Album amicorum"; Lee Piepho, "International Protestantism, Print, and Commemorative Anthologies on the Death of Prince Henry"; Otto Plassmann, "Chronograms and Other Pastimes"; Carolina Ponce Hernandez, "Segundos principios y segundas intenciones en Fray Alonso de la Veracruz"; Sandra Provini, "La poesie heroi'que neo-latine en France pendant les premieres guerres d'Italie"; Stella P. Revard, "Courting the Star: Pontano's and Sidney's Stella"; Franz Romer, "Cui bono?--Eine von Linne inspirierte Dissertation uber den Nutzen der Naturwissenschaften und parallele Reflexionen eines osterreichischen Physikers"; Giovanni Rossi, "La Sphaera civitatis (1588) di John Case: tradizione aristotelica e riflessione politica nell'Inghilterra di fine Cinquecento"; Maria Teresa Santamaria Hernandez, "La eleccion del lexico tecnico en la Syruporum universa ratio de Miguel Servet: entre la necesidad y la imitacion"; Raija Sarasti-Wilenius, "Commonplace Books in SeventeenthCentury Sweden"; Florian Schaffenrath, "Das Hollenfahrtsepos De Christi ab inferis reditu (1805) des Nikodemus Musnicki SJ"; Albert Schirrmeister, "Freiheit und Sitten der Schweizer: Politische Semantik in Schriften Joachim Vadians"; Sonja M. Schreiner, "Von Uppsala nach Graz. Linnes Amoenitates academicae in einer osterreichischen Auswahledition"; Margherita Sciancalepore, "Il carteggio tra Pontano e il Panormita"; Nicol Sipekiova, "Three Virtues of Latin Language in Syntaxis ornata--Purity, Elegance and Richness"; Peter Sjokvist, "Natura hoc debuit uni--Latin Texts on Medals Celebrating the March of the Swedish King Charles X Gustavus on the Frozen Danish Straits of the Little Belt and the Great Belt in 1658"; Minna Skafte Jensen, "Interpretation of Neo-Latin Poetry: Some Questions"; Anna Skolimowska, "The Culture Code of the Bible in the Latin texts of Ioannes Dantiscus (1485-1548)"; Daniel Skoviera, "Die prosimetrische Promotionsschrift Stoa vetus et nova'"; Violet Soen, "Challenges to Clemency: Seneca, Lipsius and the Dutch Revolt"; Carl P. E. Springer, "Death and Life after Death in Martin Luther's Latin Elegies"; Lav Subaric, "Iason Maynus Orator: The Life and Orations of an Italian Law Professor"; Gyorgy Szabados, "The Annals as a Genre of Hungarian Jesuit Historiography in the 17th-18th Centuries: From the State History to the History of the State"; Laszlo Szorenyi, "Tradizione e rinnovamento nella poesia di Pal Mako"; Ibolya Tar, "Die Racacinus-Elegie von Janus Pannonius"; Nikolaus Thurn, "Nathan Chyrtaeus' Rezeption volkssprachlicher Formen und Inhalte: Humanistische Ratselgedichte"; Stefan Tilg, "Anton Wilhelm Ertl's Austriana Regina Arabiae (1687): A Little-Known Latin Novel"; Nienke Tjoelker, "John Lynch's Alithinologia (1664): Ciceronian Disputation and Cultural Translation in the Early Modern Period"; Gilbert Tournoy, "The Institutioprincipis Christiani of Erasmus and Its First French Translation in Print"; Grazyna Urban-Godziek, "De consolatione somni. Three Ways of Conquering Love's Torments Inspired by Boethius and Petrarch: Giovanni Pontano, Janus Secundus, Jan Kochanowski"; Marta Vaculinova, "Gustav II Adolph, King of Sweden, in the Latin Poetry of the Czech Humanists"; Sebastiano Valerio, "Il De principe Of Aulo Giano Anisio"; Juan J. Valverde Abril, "Fray Luis de Granada, la Collectanea moralis philosophiaey Erasmo"; Laszlo Veszpremy, "Telling and Retelling of Early History between the Middle Ages and the 18th Century: The Hungarian Raids. The Cases of the Battles of Pressburg (907) and Lechfeld (955)"; Joseph Wallace, "Astrology and Politics in John Selden's Edition of the Marmora Arundelliana"; and Christine Wulf, "Burgerlicher Spathumanismus in Inschriften."

The theme of this congress was 'Litteras et artes nobis traditas excolere--Reception and Innovation,' and a good number of the essays in the volumes reflect this interest. What is striking here is both the number of essays--this is the largest set of proceedings of any IANLS congress to date--and the variety of subjects they treat, suggesting that Neo-Latin as a field is indeed flourishing. This is the first of the proceedings to have been published by Brill, and it is hoped that the change in publishers will result in more rapid publication and wider dissemination. The fifteenth congress of the IANLS was held in August in Munster, and plans for the sixteenth (to be held in Vienna in August, 2015) are already underway. The proceedings for these congresses will be somewhat shorter, but they will remain the best single indicator of where the field is going at a given moment. (Craig Kallendorf, Texas A&M University)
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