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Translation: A Very Short Introduction

Translation: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Reynolds

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.001.0001
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9780198712114
Translation is everywhere, and matters to everybody. Translation doesn’t only give us foreign news, dubbed films, and instructions for using the microwave: without it, there would be no ... More
3. Types of symmetry

3. Types of symmetry  

Ian Stewart

in Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.003.0004
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9780199651986
‘Types of symmetry’ explains different types of symmetry. Rigid motions are the easiest type of symmetry to understand, and can be explained diagrammatically. The four main types of this ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Peter Adamson

in Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.003.0001
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9780199683673
The ‘Introduction’ explains that the beginning of philosophy in the Islamic world is seen as lying with a translation movement that began more than 200 years after the age of the Prophet ... More
5. Power, religion, and choice

5. Power, religion, and choice  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0005
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9780198712114
Translation errors, or mere differences, do not matter much in themselves. Their effects depend on their interpretation and use. ‘Power, religion, and choice’ considers how translation ... More
7. Translational literature

7. Translational literature  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198712114
‘Literature’ is often attached to a region of the world and its culture. But what if there are other ways of configuring the global geography of imaginative writing? ‘Translational ... More
1. Crossing languages

1. Crossing languages  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0001
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9780198712114
What is translation? Is translation any different from communication in general? ‘Crossing languages’ considers the range of ways of doing things with words that can be thought of as ... More
6. Words in the world

6. Words in the world  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0006
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9780198712114
Translation happens everywhere all the time. But when it comes to the public and commercial world of printed books, political documents, diplomatic negotiations, business transactions, and ... More
2. Oral literatures

2. Oral literatures  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0002
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9780199944521
Native Americans carefully trained their memories to record and transmit vast bodies of knowledge verbatim because, in an oral society, the known universe always stood only one generation ... More
7. Translation

7. Translation  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775451
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0008
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9780192801821
‘Translation’ argues that nothing comes closer to the central activity and political dynamic of postcolonialism than the concept of translation. To translate a text from one language to ... More
3. God and being

3. God and being  

Peter Adamson

in Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785429
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199683673
Muslims, like Jews and Christians, recognize no other divinities but the all-powerful Creator of the universe. They adhere to the fundamental belief in God’s oneness, or tawḥīd. The ... More
5. Modern literature: trauma, movements, and bus stops

5. Modern literature: trauma, movements, and bus stops  

Sabina Knight

in Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365739
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.003.0005
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9780195392067
‘Modern literature: trauma, movements, and bus stops’ explores modern Chinese literature. China's delayed modernization allowed humiliations from both Europe and Japan. The formation of the ... More
2. Definitions

2. Definitions  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0002
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9780198712114
There are simple and complex reasons why there is no exact translation of ‘translation’. The simple reason is that there is no exact translation of any word and the complex reason is that ... More
3. Words, contexts, and purposes

3. Words, contexts, and purposes  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198712114
Does translation translate the meanings of words? The relationship between words and meanings is very complex. ‘Words, contexts, and purposes’ explains that there are many aspects of the ... More
Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. C. Young

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775451
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801821
Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. ... More
1. A historical whirlwind tour

1. A historical whirlwind tour  

Peter Adamson

in Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785429
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199683673
‘A historical whirlwind tour’ outlines philosophical thinking in the Islamic world, which spread from the Iberian peninsula in the West to the Indian and Chinese borders in the East. It ... More
2. History and power, from below and above

2. History and power, from below and above  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775451
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801821
‘History and power, from below and above’ explores how Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was an example of what Salman Rushdie characterizes as the ... More

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