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Early Modern Literature in History

Thresholds of Translation

Paratexts, Print, and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Britain (1473-1660)

Editors: Belle, Marie-Alice, Hosington, Brenda M. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a coherent study of inter-connected roles played by translation and print production in the material and cultural exchanges that tie early modern Britain to the European Continent
  • Brings together contributions by internationally known Renaissance translation and print history specialists 
  • Examines a topic which is of interest to historians of early modern translation, print, and literary culture 
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This volume revisits Genette’s definition of the printed book’s liminal devices, or paratexts, as ‘thresholds of interpretation’ by focussing specifically on translations produced in Britain in the early age of print (1473-1660). At a time when translation played a major role in shaping English and Scottish literary culture, paratexts afforded translators and their printers a privileged space in which to advertise their activities, display their social and ideological affiliations, influence literary tastes, and fashion Britain’s representations of the cultural ‘other’.
Written by an international team of scholars of translation and material culture, the ten essays in the volume examine the various material shapes, textual forms, and cultural uses of paratexts as markers (and makers) of cultural exchange in early modern Britain. 
The collection will be of interest to scholars of early modern translation, print, and literary culture, and, more broadly, to those studying the material and cultural aspects of text production and circulation in early modern Europe.

About the authors

Marie-Alice Belle is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at the Université de Montréal, Canada, and Associate Researcher in English studies at the Université Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle, France.

Brenda M. Hosington is Professor of Translation Studies at the Université de Montréal, Canada, and Research Associate in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72772-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72771-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thresholds of Translation
Book Subtitle
Paratexts, Print, and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Britain (1473-1660)
Editors
  • Marie-Alice Belle
  • Brenda M. Hosington
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72772-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72772-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72771-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 327
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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