Science in Translation

Science in Translation

Movements of Knowledge Through Cultures and Time

Book - 2000
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In this innovative work, Scott L. Montgomery explores the diverse roles that translation has played in the development of science from antiquity to the present--from the Arabic translations of Greek and Latin texts whose reintroduction to Europe was crucial to the Renaissance, to the origin and evolution of modern science in Japan.

"[A] book of great richness, as much for its examples as for its ideas, which keenly illustrate the development of knowledge across languages and epochs. It is a book to read and reread. Its subject is important; it is ours, it is our history." -André Clas, Meta: Journal des Traducteurs

"[T]his book . . . seems to stand alone on the shelf. A good thing, therefore, that it is so full of good things, both in the content and the prose." --William R. Everdell, MAA Online

"[A]n impressive work. . . . By reminding us of the role of diverse cultures in the elevation of science within a particular nation or civilization, the book makes a substantial contribution to the postmodern worldview that emphasizes multiculturalism." -- Choice
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9780226534800
0226534804
Characteristics: xi, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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