Erudition , often also learned , is the 17th to 19th century word for - largely uncommon today
- academic , university , scientific education of a person,
- for the scientific quality of a particular work,
- for all who are scientifically educated and belong to the res publica literaria .
The most commonly used synonym derived from Latin was " Erudition ". The word " literature " put more emphasis on published science. "Learning" was the synonymous English word.
- Gottlieb Stolle , Kurtze Instructions for the History of Gelahrheit , 1 (Halle: Neue Buchhandlung, 1718).
- Johann Andreas Fabricius, M. Johann Andreä Fabricii, [...] Outline of a general history of erudition (Leipzig: Weidmann, 1752).
- Charlataneria eruditorum. Satirical and critical texts on erudition, ed. by Alexander Košenina [= Small Archive of the Eighteenth Century, 23] (St. Ingbert: Röhrig, 1995). ISBN 3-86110-066-5
- The Practices of Learning in the Early Modern Era , ed. by Helmut Zedelmaier and Martin Mulsow (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2001).