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Arabic into Latin in the Middle Ages The Translators and their Intellectual and Social Context

by Charles Burnett

Part of the Variorum Collected Studies Series

Arabic into Latin in the Middle Ages The Translators and their Intellectual and Social Context Synopsis

This collection of Charles Burnett's articles on the transmission of Arabic learning to Europe concentrates on the identity of the Latin translators and the context in which they were working. The articles are arranged in roughly chronological order, beginning with the earliest known translations from Arabic at the end of the 10th century, progressing through 11th-century translations made in Southern Italy, translators working in Sicily and the Principality of Antioch at the beginning of the 12th century, the first of the 12th-century Iberian translators, the beginnings and development of 'professional' translation activity in Toledo, and the transfer of this activity from Toledo to Frederick II's entourage in the 13th century. Most of the articles include editions of texts that either illustrate the style and character of the translator or provide the source material for his biobibliography.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780754659433
Publication date: 28th October 2009
Author: Charles Burnett
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 422 pages
Categories: Translation & interpretation, Historical & comparative linguistics,

About Charles Burnett

Charles Burnett is Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, University of London, UK

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