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Is There Such A Thing As A Latin Epochal Style?

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When looking at Latin script, language and literature and the classical tradition as a whole, one cannot disregard the Carolingian era, which in all four domains can be considered an epoch in the sense of a 'turnover'. Which style epochs can be defined before and after the Carolingian epoch? The designation 'Archaic Latin' seems to remain valid. The essential characteristics of this oldest style stage of Latin known to us were enumerated by Franz Skutsch in an essay still quoted today. Art history has found that between Renaissance and Baroque there are artists and styles that cannot be classified under either of the two epochal styles. Was there such a thing as a Mannerist epochal style in Latin (between Renaissance and Baroque)? Alongside the Archaic, Classical, Silver, Late Classical, Merovingian, Carolingian, Scholastic, Humanist and Baroque styles, it would be a tenth epochal style of Latin.

Keywords: Baroque; Carolingian epochal style; Latin epochal style; Renaissance



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