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By Karen Newman,Jane Tylus

ISBN-10: 081224740X

ISBN-13: 9780812247404

"Would there were a Renaissance with no translation?" Karen Newman and Jane Tylus ask of their creation to this wide-ranging crew of essays at the makes use of of translation in an period formative for the fashionable age. The early glossy interval observed cross-cultural translation on a big scale. Humanists negotiated prestige by way of their literary talents as translators of culturally prestigious Greek and Latin texts, as academics of these similar languages, and as purveyors of the recent applied sciences for the dissemination of writing. certainly, with the emergence of latest vernaculars and new literatures got here a feeling of the mandatory interactions of languages in a second which can really be outlined as "after Babel."

As they take their start line from quite a lot of fundamental sources—the poems of Louise Labé, the 1st Catalan dictionary, early revealed models of the Ptolemy global map, the King James Bible, and Roger Williams's Key to the Language of America—the members to this quantity offer a feeling of the political, spiritual, and cultural stakes for translators, their buyers, and their readers. additionally they vividly express how the very instabilities engendered by means of unparalleled linguistic and technological switch ended in a much more capacious figuring out of translation than what we have now today.

A really interdisciplinary quantity, Early glossy Cultures of Translation seems either east and west whereas even as telling a narrative that keeps to the current in regards to the sluggish, doubtful upward push of English as a big ecu and, ultimately, international language.

Contributors: Gordon Braden, Peter Burke, Anne Coldiron, Line Cottegnies, Margaret Ferguson, Edith Grossman, Ann Rosalind Jones, Lázló Kontler, Jacques Lezra, Carla Nappi, Karen Newman, Katharina N. Piechocki, Sarah Rivett, Naomi Tadmor, Jane Tylus.

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