Translators Through History
Jean Delisle, Judith Woodsworth
John Benjamins Publishing, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 335 pages
Acclaimed, when it first appeared, as a seminal work a groundbreaking book that was both informative and highly readable Translators through History is being released in a new edition, substantially revised and expanded by Judith Woodsworth. Translators have played a key role in intellectual exchange through the ages and across borders. This account of how they have contributed to the development of languages, the emergence of literatures, the dissemination of knowledge and the spread of values tells the story of world culture itself.
Content has been updated, new elements introduced and recent directions in translation scholarship incorporated, providing fresh insights and a more nuanced view of past events. The bibliography contains over 100 new titles and illustrations have been refreshed and enhanced.
An invaluable tool for students, scholars and professionals in the field of translation, the latest version of Translators through History remains a vital resource for researchers in other disciplines and a fascinating read for the wider public.
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1 Translators and the invention of alphabets
2 Translators and the development of national languages
3 Translators and the emergence of national literatures
4 Translators and the dissemination of knowledge
5 Translators and the reins of power
6 Translators and the spread of religions
7 Translators and the transmission of cultural values
8 Translators and the production of dictionaries
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African Almagest alphabet Arabic authors became Bible bilingual Buddhism Cameroon Canada Chapter Caxton centres century China Chinese Christian Church classical contributed cultural Cyril Delisle dictionaries diplomatic Douala edition England English established Europe European example Figure foreign France French language Gbaya Gbaya language German German language glossaries Gothic novel Greek guages Hebrew history of translation important Indian influence interpreters Irish Islamic Italian Jean Jerome Jewish King knowledge known Koran later Latin lexicographers linguistic literary literature Luther Marina medieval Meiganga Mesrop Mesrop Mashtots missionary national language official ofthe original played poet political produced published readers referred religion religious Renaissance Robert of Chester role Roman sacred texts Sanskrit scholars science fiction scientific Scots Scriptures Septuagint source texts Spain Spanish spoken studies Swedish Syriac Testament tion Toledo tradition trans translation activity Tyndale Tyndale’s Ulfila University vernacular Vondel Western William Caxton words writing written Yan Fu