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ERIC Number: EJ924773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Translation Studies and the History of Science: The Greek Textbooks of the 18th Century
Petrou, Georgia
Science & Education, v15 n7-8 p823-840 Nov 2006
The process of translation has been studied extensively from a philological point of view, and has been lately regarded as a creative activity, during which the translated text is not treated in isolation from the circumstances of its reception. Current research has related communicational and functional approaches with concepts such as authorship, textual transmission and cultural factors. Very few historians of science, however, have looked systematically at the issue of translation as worth studying in its own right. Yet the history of translation of philosophical and scientific texts calls, in particular, on the transfer of knowledge from "centres" to "peripheries" and could make serious inroads into reception studies.
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Language: English
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