Publication details [#5474]
Robinson, Douglas. 1997. Western translation theory from Herodotus to Nietzsche . Manchester: St. Jerome. xxi + 337 pp.
In this volume, Douglas Robinson offers a comprehensive collection of translation theory readings from the #Histories# of Herodotus in the mid-fifth century before our era to the end of the nineteenth century. The result is a panoply of thinking about translation across the centuries, covering such topics as evaluating translators, problems of translating sacred texts, translation and language teaching, translation as rhetoric, translation and empire, and translation and gender. The anthology contains 124 texts by 90 authors, some of them for the first time in English translation. [Based on Transst]