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Cultural Translation in Early Modern Europe

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This groundbreaking 2007 volume gathers an international team of historians to present the practice of translation as part of cultural history. Although translation is central to the transmission of ideas, the history of translation has generally been neglected by historians, who have left it to specialists in literature and language. This book seeks to achieve an understanding of the contribution of translation to the spread of information in early modern Europe. It focuses on non-fiction: the translation of books on religion, history, politics and especially on science, or 'natural philosophy', as it was generally known at this time. The chapters cover a wide range of languages, including Latin, Greek, Russian, Turkish and Chinese. The book will appeal to scholars and students of the early modern and later periods, to historians of science and of religion, as well as to anyone interested in translation studies.

Author Biography

Peter Burke is retired Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Life Fellow of Emmanuel College. His most recent publications include What is Cultural History? (2004) and Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europe (2004). R. Po-Chia Hsia is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1770 (2d edition 2005), and the sixth volume of the Cambridge History of Christianity: Reform and Expansion 1500-1660 (2007).
Release date NZ
March 29th, 2007
Contributors
Edited by Peter Burke Edited by R.Po-chia Hsia
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
264
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780521862080
Product ID
1772464

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