Editions, translations, transformations: refashioning the Arabic Aristotle in Egypt and metropolitan Europe, 1940–1980

Author: Kamran Karimullah in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0376-9 Abstract: Like translations, critical editions can play an important role in the language-mediated evolution of political concepts. This paper offers a case-study of a modern edition of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by the famous twentieth-century Egyptian philosopher and father of ‘Arab existentialism’ Abd al-Rahman Badawi (d. 2002). It draws on ancient Greek and

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Shifting characterizations of the ‘Common People’ in modern English retranslations of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: A corpus-based analysis

Author: Henry Jones in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0348-0 Abstract: Little research has yet explored the impact of (re)translation on narrative characterization, that is, on the process through which the various actors depicted in a narrative are attributed particular traits and qualities. Moreover, the few studies that have been published on this topic are either rather more anecdotal than

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Retranslating Thucydides as a scientific historian: A corpus-based analysis

Author: Henry Jones in Target: International Journal of Translation Studies OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/target.19082.jon Abstract The nineteenth century was a period of dramatic change in Europe for the idea of history. While from antiquity through to the eighteenth century, historiography had broadly been considered an artistic and rhetorical activity, this view gradually lost ground in the nineteenth century to an

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Searching for Statesmanship: a Corpus-Based Analysis of a Translated Political Discourse

Author: Henry Jones in Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought Open Access Volume/Issue: Volume 36: Issue 2 Link: https://brill.com/view/journals/agpt/36/2/article-p216_2.xml Keywords: translation; statesmanship; democracy; Plato; Aristotle; classical Greece Abstract With its connotations of superior moral integrity, exceptional leadership qualities and expertise in the science of government, the modern ideal of statesmanship is most commonly traced back to

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Translation and conceptual change: The historical development of jiao 教 in Chinese and its impact on the concept of ‘religion’ in English scholarship

The historical development of jiao 教 in Chinese and its impact on the concept of ‘religion’ in English scholarship I-Hsin Chen | The Chinese University of Hong Kong Translation and Interpreting Studies, 13(2): 317–336. Link: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tis.13.2  ABSTRACT: This article contends that the traditional Chinese concept of jiao (teaching) has, through translation, greatly influenced the conceptual development of ‘religion’ in English-language scholarship.

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Translation and conceptual change: Consequences of the conflation of xiao and filial piety in English

Consequences of the conflation of xiao and filial piety in English James St. André | The Chinese University of Hong Kong Translation and Interpreting Studies, 13(2): 293–316. Link: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tis.13.2  ABSTRACT: This article examines the development over time of the English expression “filial piety” in order to document how, at least partly in response to pressure from an equivalence that is established with

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Arabographic Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Universität Leipzig

The OpenITI team, building on the foundational open-source OCR work of Leipzig University’s Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities, has reported Optical Character Recognition (OCR) percentage accuracy rates for classical Arabic-script texts in the high nineties. These numbers are based on tests of seven different Arabic-script texts of varying quality and typefaces, totaling over 7,000 lines (approx. 400 pages,

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Translation in the pre-modern world

Middle Eastern Literatures

Karla Mallette Middle Eastern Literatures, 2017 Abstract Translation occupies a central place in current theories of world literature, but it is not the only way in which texts circulate beyond their original cultural and temporal contexts to become world literature. This article explores the shifting relationship between language and territory, contrasting modern languages as territorially bound by the nation-state with

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Has evidence-based medicine ever been modern? A Latour-inspired understanding of a changing EBM

J Eval Clin Practice - cover

Wieringa S, Engebretsen E, Heggen K, Greenhalgh T. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2017 Abstract Evidence-based health care (EBHC), previously evidence-based medicine (EBM), is considered by many to have modernized health care and brought it from an authority-based past to a more rationalist, scientific grounding. But recent concerns and criticisms pose serious challenges and urge us to look at

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Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age

Digital Humanities

David M. Berry, Anders Fagerjord As the twenty-first century unfolds, computers challenge the way in which we think about culture, society and what it is to be human: areas traditionally explored by the humanities. In a world of automation, Big Data, algorithms, Google searches, digital archives, real-time streams and social networks, our use of culture has been changing dramatically. The

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