Monica Vasileanu, On the Accuracy of Quotations in Early Modern Scientific Writing: Antonius Bonfinius and Demetrius Cantemir

On the Accuracy of Quotations in Early Modern Scientific Writing: Antonius Bonfinius and Demetrius Cantemir

Monica Vasileanu

Abstract: This paper investigates the way in which Demetrius Cantemir quotes  Antonius Bonfinius‟ work, “Rerum Ungaricarum decades quatuor cum dimidia”. The analysis focuses mainly on the accuracy of quotations, but also touches upon other aspects such as source-mentioning and the edition used by Cantemir. The conclusions of this  analysis will point out some characteristics of scientific writing in early modern Europe.

Keywords: Cantemir, Bonfinius, quotation, accuracy, reprint, referrence, note

To cite the article:  Monica Vasileanu (2012) “On the Accuracy of Quotations in Early Modern Scientific Writing: Antonius Bonfinius and Demetrius Cantemir”,  International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication NO. 2 2012, Vol. 1 Iss: 2, pp. 95-105

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