Printers without borders : translation and textuality in the Renaissance /

"This innovative study shows how printing and translation transformed English literary culture in the Renaissance. Focusing on the century after Caxton brought the press to England in 1476, Coldiron illustrates the foundational place of foreign, especially French language, materials. The book r...

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Author / Creator:Coldiron, A. E. B. (Anne Elizabeth Banks), author.
Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
©2015
Description:xv, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:English
Subject:Translating and interpreting -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Book industries and trade -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Renaissance -- England.
Printers -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Transmission of texts -- England -- History -- 16th century.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- General.
Book industries and trade.
Printers.
Renaissance.
Translating and interpreting.
Transmission of texts.
England.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10522760
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ISBN:9781107073173
1107073170
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-323) and index.
Summary:"This innovative study shows how printing and translation transformed English literary culture in the Renaissance. Focusing on the century after Caxton brought the press to England in 1476, Coldiron illustrates the foundational place of foreign, especially French language, materials. The book reveals unexpected foreign connections between works as different as Caxton's first printed translations, several editions of Book of the Courtier, sixteenth-century multilingual poetry, and a royal Armada broadside. Demonstrating a new way of writing literary history beyond source-influence models, the author treats the patterns and processes of translation and printing. This provocative book will interest scholars and advanced students of book history, translation studies, comparative and Renaissance literature"--