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Is *Moscovia* a latinists' invention?

This answer is meant as an addition to the answer by Martin Kochanski and comments below it. The angle, however, is different. Rather than focusing on historic documents and Latin as a language, I ...
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Is *Moscovia* a latinists' invention?

Latin was the general language of civilised Europe until as recently as the 17th century - Newton’s Principia is written in it - so there is nothing unnatural about wanting to refer to Moscow and ...
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Why did scientists abandon Latin in their publications?

A few points concerning the more general context: Latin has almost always been an elite language and it kept making sense as language of a small elite. Even during the Roman empire pure/classic ...
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