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The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Gordon Braden, Robert Cummings, and Stuart Gillespie


This history runs from the Middle Ages to the year 2000. It is a critical history, treating translations wherever appropriate as literary works in their own right, and reveals the vital part played by translators and translation in shaping the literary culture of the English-speaking world, both for writers and readers. It offers new perspectives on the history of literature in English. As well as examining the translations and their wider impact, it explores the processes by which they came into being and were disseminated, and provides extensive bibliographical and biographical reference mat ... More

Keywords: translation, literary work, English language, literary style, English literature, Anglophone, early modern English, London

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199246212
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Braden, editor
Linden Kent Memorial Professor, University of Virginia

Robert Cummings, editor
Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Glasgow

Stuart Gillespie, editor
Reader in English Literature, University of Glasgow

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1.1 An Overview

Gordon Braden

2.3 Translator Case Studies

Stuart Gillespie, Helen Moore, Gillian Wright, and Stuart Gillespie

3.3 Commonplaces and Metaphors

A. E. B. Coldiron

4.1 The Bible

Andrew Taylor

4.2 The Psalms

Donald Mackenzie

4.3 Biblical Commentary

Andrew Taylor

5.1 Epic Kinds

Gordon Braden

5.2 Didactic Kinds

Alastair Fowler

5.3 Moral Kinds

Glyn Pursglove

5.4 Lyric

Joshua Scodel

5.5 Pastoral and Idyll

G. W. Pigman III

6.1 Tragedy

Gordon Braden

6.2 Comedy

Gordon Braden

6.3 Pastoral Drama

G. W. Pigman III

7.1 Ancient History

Robin Sowerby

7.3 Biography

Gordon Braden

8.2 Realism

Robert Maslen

8.3 Prose Satire

Robert H. F. Carver

9.3 Mirrors for Policy

Robert Cummings

10 The Translators Biographical Sketches

10 The Translators

Gordon Braden, Robert Cummings, and Stuart Gillespie