Vehicles of transmission, translation, and transformation in medieval textual culture. R. Wisnovsky.
- Turnhout : Brepols 2011.
- Cursor Mundi ; 4.
Cursor Mundi 4
x, 433 p. ; 24 cm.
- In this volume the McGill University Research Group on Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Cultures and their collaborators initiate a new reflection on the dynamics involved in receiving texts and ideas from the antiquity or from other contemporary cultures. For all their historic specificity, the western European, Arab/Islamic and Jewish civilizations of the Middle Ages were nonetheless co-participants in a complex web of cultural transmission that operated via translation and inevitably involved the transformation of what had been received. This three-fold process is what defines medieval intellectual history. Every act of transmission presumes the existence of some 'efficient cause' - a translation, a commentary, a book, a library, etc.
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