Book ID: CBB932245120

Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation (2022)


This innovative collection showcases the importance of the relationship between translation and experience in premodern science, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to offer a nuanced understanding of knowledge transfer across premodern time and space. The volume considers experience as a tool and object of science in the premodern world, using this idea as a jumping-off point from which to view translation as a process of interaction between diff erent epistemic domains. The book is structured around four dimensions of translation—between terms within and across languages; across sciences and scientific norms; between verbal and visual systems; and through the expertise of practitioners and translators—which raise key questions on what constituted experience of the natural world in the premodern area and the impact of translation processes and agents in shaping experience. Providing a wide-ranging global account of historical studies on the travel and translation of experience in the premodern world, this book will be of interest to scholars in history, the history of translation, and the history and philosophy of science.

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Authors & Contributors
Abattouy, Mohammed
Renn, Jürgen
Weinig, Paul
Ogawa, Mariko
Endo, Shoji
Bezza, Giuseppe
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Science in Context
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Culture and Cosmos
American Journal of Philology
de Gruyter
I. B. Tauris
Edition Topoi
Cornell University Press
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Knowledge circulation
Terminology and nomenclature
Transmission of texts
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Mandeville, John
Eden, Richard
Pliny the Elder
Time Periods
Early modern
19th century
Rome (Italy)
Middle and Near East

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