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Babel : adventures in translation

Author: Dennis Duncan; S J Harrison; Katrin M Kohl; Matthew Reynolds
Publisher: Oxford : The Bodleian Library, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative collection of essays shows how linguistic diversity has inspired people across time and cultures to embark on adventurous journeys through the translation of texts. It tells the story of how ideas have travelled via the medium of translation into different languages and cultures, focusing on illustrated examples ranging from Greek papyri through illuminated manuscripts and fine early books to fantasy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Duncan; S J Harrison; Katrin M Kohl; Matthew Reynolds
ISBN: 9781851245093 185124509X
OCLC Number: 1050609407
Notes: Consists of essays supplementing the exhibition "Babel: adventures in translation," held at the Bodleian from 15 February 15 to 2 June 2019 , written by the curators and illustrated with images from the Bodleian's collections.
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Babel: curse or blessing? / Matthew Reynolds --
'Debabelization': creating a universal language / Dennis Duncan --
Translating the divine / Matthew Reynolds --
An epic journey: translating Homer's Iliad and Odyssey / Stephen Harrison --
Translating tales: beast fables around the world / Stephen Harrison --
Traversing realms of fantasy / Katrin Kohl --
Negotiating multilingual Britain / Katrin Kohl --
Languages lost in time / Dennis Duncan.
Other Titles: Adventures in translation
Responsibility: Dennis Duncan, Stephen Harrison, Katrin Kohl and Matthew Reynolds.

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