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

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

Part of the Variorum Collected Studies Series

Synopsis

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

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.

About the Author

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

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Book Info

Publication date

28th October 2009

Author

Charles Burnett

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Publisher

Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
422 pages

Categories

Translation & interpretation
Historical & comparative linguistics

ISBN

9780754659433

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