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Preliminary communication

On the Cultural Unity of Europe and a European Dictionary Project

Vincenzo Merolle

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There is a cultural unity of Europe, notwithstanding the Reformation. This unity
must be 'consciously' recognized, in order to develop the concept of European togetherness.
The paper will examine the common roots of the European vocabulary, submitting
the project for the compilation of some dictionaries, to which European colleagues will
be called to contribute. European languages must be studied no more as 'national' languages,
but in the context of the European tradition, emphasizing what they have in
common, and not what separates them. Hence the necessity of compiling dictionaries on
a new basis, of which early, summary indications are given.


cultural history; cultural unity; Latin tradition; dictionary

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