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Authors/Editors: Delisle, Jean & Judith Woodsworth
Title: Translators through History. Revised edition.
Year: 2012
Publisher: Amsterdam: John Benjamins
Series: Benjamins Translation Library 101
Pages: xxv+ 337 pp
Publication type: Book — monograph
DOI: 10.1075/btl.101
Language: English
Keyword(s): intercultural communication ; knowledge ; language spread ; literature ; translation
Annotation: Acclaimed, when it first appeared, as a seminal work, this book is being released in a new edition, substantially revised and expanded by Judith Woodsworth. Translators have played a key role in intellectual exchange through the ages and across borders. This account of how they have contributed to the development of languages, the emergence of literatures, the dissemination of knowledge and the spread of values tells the story of world culture itself. Content has been updated, new elements introduced and recent directions in translation scholarship incorporated, providing fresh insights and a more nuanced view of past events. The bibliography contains over 100 new titles and illustrations have been refreshed and enhanced.

An invaluable tool for students, scholars and professionals in the field of translation, the latest version of Translators through History remains a vital resource for researchers in other disciplines and a fascinating read for the wider public.