Western Translation Theory from Herodotus to Nietzsche

Western Translation Theory from Herodotus to Nietzsche

Douglas Robinson

Douglas Robinson bargains the main accomplished number of translation conception readings on hand up to now, from the Histories of Herodotus within the mid-fifth century sooner than our period to the tip of the 19th century. the result's a startling panoply of puzzling over translation around the centuries, overlaying such themes because the top form of translator, difficulties of translating sacred texts, translation and language instructing, translation as rhetoric, translation and empire, and translation and gender.

This pioneering anthology includes 124 texts via ninety authors, nine of them ladies. 16 texts via four authors look right here for the 1st time in English translation; 17 texts by means of nine authors look in thoroughly new translations. each access is supplied with a bibliographical headnote and footnotes.

Intended for lecture room use in historical past of Translation idea, heritage of Rhetoric or heritage of Western idea classes, this anthology also will turn out worthy to students of translation and people attracted to the highbrow historical past of the West.

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