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This article identifies points of intersection between the histories of translation and of the book by focusing on the way the two fields have approached textual transmission. After reflecting on the fundamentally complementary aims and methodologies of book and translation historians, it...
The article looks at book production and circulation from the point of view of translators, who, as purchasers and readers of foreign-language books, are an important mediating force in the selection of literature for translation. Taking the German publisher Tauchnitz's series ‘Collection of...
This article contrasts two English translations of Heinrich Heine's Shakspeares Mädchen und Frauen (1838), produced by Charles Godfrey Leland (1891) and Ida Benecke (1895), which are now regularly (though randomly) quoted in Shakespeare scholarship. The comparison sheds light on different...
Throughout the nineteenth century, European booksellers and publishers, mostly from France, England, Germany and Spain, produced textual materials in Europe and introduced them into Mexico and other Latin American countries. These transatlantic interchanges unfolded against the backdrop of the...
During World War II, publishing was an important element of the war effort for both the Allies and the Axis powers. Wartime propaganda and cultural diplomacy relied primarily on books, magazines and the daily press. The exiled governments in London, including the Polish government, undertook a...
Book history models are stress-tested here by examining the agents and influences affecting translated books in the extreme circumstances represented by the American-led Occupation of Japan. Here an externally imposed system of simultaneous censorship and support dominated Japanese translations,...
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