LINGUIST List 29.4291

Fri Nov 02 2018

Books: Translating Ethiopia: Tomei (ed.)

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Date: 30-Oct-2018
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Subject: Translating Ethiopia: Tomei (ed.)
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Title: Translating Ethiopia
Subtitle: Travel Writing, Explorations, Colonization
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Editor: Renato Tomei
Hardback: ISBN: 9781527507821 Pages: 113 Price: U.K. £ 58.99

The book represents the first in a series on travel writing, translation, tourism, and advertising. It spans biblical narratives, religious missions, scientific explorations, and the lesser known travels in Ethiopia (Prester John, Queen of Sheba, the Ark of the Covenant, the Blue Nile, Maq’dala, Lalibela and Gondar). In particular, stemming from the cultural turn in translation studies and geography, this work adopts a comparative and diachronic perspective on colonial and postcolonial descriptions of space and place, examining the variation in intertextual citation and re-writing, from early accounts to contemporary travelogues, marking a persistence in stereotyping.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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