Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Translation in the Middle Ages: Academic Traditions and Vernacular Texts / Edition 1

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Overview

This is the first book to consider the rise of translation as part of a broader history of critical discourses from classical Rome to the late Middle Ages, and sheds light on its crucial role in the development of vernacular European culture.

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"This is an extremely valuable book, thought-provoking for anyone interested in the medieval manners of text-production." James J. Murphy, Manuscripta

"...an excellent account of the development of translation and rhetoric and their relation to literature up to the fifteenth century....essential reading for anybody interested in medieval vernacular translation. Its marshalling of evidence is comprehensive, and it zeroes in on what is important. It also gives a clear story about what went on and about the literary forces under which the techniques described developed....Ultimately the major value of the book lies in the questions it poses, for it has that most important characteristic of any book that claims to be innovative: the courage to ask questions, to answer them by carefully gathered evidence, and in so doing to shake established theories and habits of thought." L. G. Kelly, Allegorica

"Rita Copeland is an extraordinary thinker. In an interpretative tour de force, she does nothing less in [this book] than to demonstrate and explain the cultural circumstances in which a concept of literary originality arose....it is a book that must be read, and by a large public. It is so learned, so compelling, and so challenging that it will surely become required reading, not only for medievalists, classicists, and historians of rhetoric (its most obvious audiences), but for linguists, philosophers, translators, and, indeed, for all who are interested in the ideological and practical foundations of the very practices in which we engage." Rhetoric Society Quarterly

"...exciting to read....[Copeland] is clearly well-read in theory, and she plies the complicating analytical perspectives of recent theorists (especially Roman Jakobson's now-canonical metaphor/metonomy opposition and the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur) with a good deal of suppleness....She is clearly a formidable authority on the traditions she explores....Ph.D. students in medieval studies, and generally anyone looking for research topics in the field, would do well to comb her book carefully, as she generates exciting avenues for scholarly exploration on every page....[M]edieval literature and criticism will be transformed by Rita Copeland." Douglas Robinson, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521483650
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series , #11
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Roman theories of translation: the fusion of grammar and rhetoric; 2. From antiquity to the Middle Ages I: the place of translation and the value of hermeneutics; 3. The rhetorical character of academic commentary; 4. Translation and interlingual commentary: Notker of St Gall and the Ovide moralisé; 5. Translation and intralingual reception: French and English traditions of Boethius' Consolatio; 6. From antiquity to the Middle Ages II: rhetorical invention as hermeneutical performance; 7. Translation as rhetorical invention: Chaucer and Gower; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index of names and titles; General index.

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