Dictionaries Without Latin
Despite the primacy of Latin as both an object of study and a language of scholarship, increasing interest in the vernacular also meant increased publication of reference works for modern languages. The books in this section are bilingual dictionaries that do not use classical languages but instead serve as references to one vernacular language for speakers of another. These works also tend to omit the literary references and draw directly from usage. The intended audience is still a learned one, and assumed to have the goal of reading the literature of another language as well as potentially speaking it.