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Medieval translators played an important role in the development and evolution of a scientific lexicon. At a time when most scholars deferred to authority, the translations of canonical texts assumed great importance. Moreover, translation occurred at two levels in the Middle Ages. First, Greek or Arabic texts were translated into the learned language, Latin. Second, Latin texts became source-texts themselves, to be translated into the vernaculars as their importance across Europe started to increase. The situation of the respective translators at these two levels was fundamentally different: whereas the former could rely on a long tradition of scientific discourse, the latter had the enormous responsibility of actually developing a scientific vocabulary. The contributions in the present volume investigate both levels, greatly illuminating the emergence of the scientific terminology and concepts that became so fundamental in early modern intellectual discourse. The scientific disciplines covered in the book include, among others, medicine, biology, astronomy, and physics.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Medieval Translations and Translation Studies: Some preliminary considerations
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Scientific Translations from Arabic: The Question of Revision
  2. pp. 11-34
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  1. Hermann of Dalmatia and Robert of Ketton: Two Twelfth-Century Translators in the Ebro Valley
  2. pp. 47-58
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  1. shadhaniqat al-balansiyya or shadhaniqat al-baḥriyya: On the Arabic Text and the Latin Translations of the Calendar of Cordova
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. The Textual and Pictorial Metamorphoses of the Animal called Chyrogrillius
  2. pp. 73-90
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  1. Tracing the Trail of Transmission: The pseudo-Galenic De spermate in Latin
  2. pp. 91-104
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  1. Aristotle, his Translators, and the Formation of Ichthyologic Nomenclature
  2. pp. 105-122
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  1. Translating, Commenting, Re-translating: Some Considerations on the Latin Translations of the Pseudo-Aristotelian Problemata and their Readers
  2. pp. 123-154
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  1. Scientific Terminology and the Effects of Humanism: Renaissance Translations of Meteorologica IV and the Commentary Tradition
  2. pp. 155-180
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  1. Traduire la science en langue vernaculaire: du texte au mot
  2. pp. 181-196
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  1. Traduire des mots et transporter des choses: quelques réflexions sur la littérature savante et l’expérience marchande dans la formation du lexique
  2. pp. 197-220
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  1. L’uroscopie en vulgaire dans l’Occident médiéval: un tour d’horizon
  2. pp. 221-242
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  1. Le lexique mathématique au moyen âge entre latin et langues vernaculaires: quelques problèmes posés par les traductions
  2. pp. 243-262
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  1. La traduction française de quelques termes d’astronomie du Compendium theologicae veritatis (environ 1265) dans Le Somme abregiet de theologie (1481)
  2. pp. 263-286
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  1. The Old French Translation of the ‘Four Masters Gloss’ in Wellcome MS 546
  2. pp. 287-296
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  1. La traduction française du Moamin dans ses rapports avec la version latine de Théodore d’Antioche
  2. pp. 297-310
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  1. Le Livre des proprietés des choses de Jean Corbechon (livre VI), ou la vulgarisation d’une encyclopédie latine
  2. pp. 331-360
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  1. Infiniti ingegni da’ più non saputi: la prima traduzione italiana dei Ruralia Commoda di Pietro de’ Crescenzi (Libro X)
  2. pp. 361-376
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  1. The Early Medieval Latin and Vernacular Vocabulary of Abotion and Embryology
  2. pp. 377-414
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  1. Unintended Signatures: Middle Dutch Translators of Surgical Works
  2. pp. 415-448
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  1. Women’s Medicine in Middle Dutch
  2. pp. 449-466
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  1. Index codicum manu scriptorum
  2. pp. 467-471
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  1. Index auctorum operumque anonymorum
  2. pp. 472-478
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461660466
Related ISBN
9789058676719
MARC Record
OCLC
715171814
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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