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A harmony of the spirits : translation and the language of community in early Pennsylvania

Author: Patrick M Erben
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
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Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick M Erben
ISBN: 9780807835579 0807835579
OCLC Number: 756594337
Description: xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Unter der Leitung seines Geistes": Spiritual translation in early America --
Reversing the heritage of Babel: Visions of religious and linguistic renewal in seventeenth-century Europe --
Translating Pennsylvania: visions of spiritual community in promotional literature --
Debating Pennsylvania: religious and linguistic diversity and difference --
"Honey-combs" and "paper-hives": Francis Daniel Pastorius and the gathering of a translingual community of letters --
A hidden voice amplified: music, mysticism, and translation --
"What will become of Pennsylvania?": war, community and the language of suffering for peace --
Confusio linguarum redux: Moravian missions, multilingualism, and the search for a spiritual language.
Responsibility: Patrick M. Erben.
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