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What is Translation History?

A Trust-Based Approach

Book

Part of the Translation History book series (TRHI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrea Rizzi, Birgit Lang, Anthony Pym
    Pages 1-31
  3. Andrea Rizzi, Birgit Lang, Anthony Pym
    Pages 33-59
  4. Andrea Rizzi, Birgit Lang, Anthony Pym
    Pages 61-86
  5. Andrea Rizzi, Birgit Lang, Anthony Pym
    Pages 87-108
  6. Andrea Rizzi, Birgit Lang, Anthony Pym
    Pages 109-112
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 113-140

About this book

Introduction


"Without trust, the translation profession would collapse, and so would its practice. This innovative volume shows that trust is a wonderfully rich and revealing prism through which to study the history of both the practice and the profession."
-- Andrea Chesterman, University of Helsinki, Finland

"[This book] builds bridges between historians and translation scholars by theorizing translation in terms historians will understand and theorizing history in terms translation scholars will understand."
-- Douglas Robinson, Hong Kong Baptist University 

This book presents a dynamic history of the ways in which translators are trusted and distrusted. Working from this premise, the authors develop an approach to translation that speaks to historians of literature, language, culture, society, science, translation and interpreting. By examining theories of trust from sociological, philosophical, and historical studies, and with reference to interdisciplinarity, the authors outline a methodology for approaching translation history and intercultural mediation from three discrete, concurrent perspectives on trust and translation: the interpersonal, the institutional and the regime-enacted. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of translation studies, as well as historians working on mediation and cultural transfer.

Andrea Rizzi is a Cassamarca Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.


Birgit Lang is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia.


Anthony Pym is Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Distinguished Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, and Professor Extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Keywords

cultural mediation trust interpreting mediation cultural transfer literary translation cultural relativism social development reliability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Andrea Rizzi is a Cassamarca Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Birgit Lang is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Anthony Pym is Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Distinguished Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, and Professor Extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title What is Translation History?
  • Book Subtitle A Trust-Based Approach
  • Authors Andrea Rizzi
    Birgit Lang
    Anthony Pym
  • Series Title Translation History
  • Series Abbreviated Title Translation History
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20099-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-20098-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-20101-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-20099-2
  • Series ISSN 2523-8701
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-871X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 140
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Translation
    Translation Studies
    Literary History
    Social History
    Cultural Theory
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