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Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Rome, and Greece

Translating Ancient Scientific Texts

Ed. by Imhausen, Annette / Pommerening, Tanja

Series:Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 286

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    November 2010
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    Aims and Scope

    Medicine, astronomy, dealing with numbers ‑ even the cultures of the “pre-modern” world offer a rich spectrum of scientific texts. But how are they best translated? Is it sufficient to translate the sources into modern scientific language, and thereby, above all, to identify their deficits? Or would it be better to adopt the perspective of the sources themselves, strange as they are, only for them not to be properly understood by modern readers? Renowned representatives of various disciplines and traditions present a controversial and constructive discussion of these problems.

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    xiii, 436 pages
    English, German
    Type of Publication:
    Cultural History; Philology; Science of Translation; History of Science; Egyptology
    Academics, Libraries, Institutes

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    "To this reviewer, the volume as a whole represents a major contribution to the cultural study of ancient sciences, which is only beginning to receive proper attention. The volume is well produced, and has extensive indices to help the reader."
    Xianhua Wang in: BMCR 2011.10.11

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