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Recontres de cultures dans la philosophie medievale: Traductions et traducteurs de l'antiquite tardive au xive siecle: Actes du Colloque international de Cassino 15-17 juin 1989 organise par la Societe Internationale pour l'Etude de la philosophie medievale et l'Universita degli Studi di Cassino.

Jacqueline Hamesse and Marta Fattori, Textes, Etudes, Congres II, Rencontres de Philosophie Medievale, I (Louvain-la-Neuve; Cassino: Institut d'Etudes Medievales de l'Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1990). viii + 402 pp.; 8 plates. 1750 (p/b). An introduction and seventeen studies in five languages bring together a wealth of material on the theory, history and practice of translation in the reception of Greek and Arabic philosophical literature in the early and High Middle Ages. In addition to articles on the Aristoteles Latinus (and Plato Latinus) and on individual translators (including Marius Victorinus, Ambrose, Eustathius, Rufinus, Constantinus Africanus, Johannes Hispanus, Gerard of Cremona, Michael Scot, William Moerbeke and Robert Grosseteste), there are some extremely useful surveys, most notably H. Daiber's Forschungsbericht on Latin translations of Arabic philosophy and D. Jacquart's overview of the history of Latin medical translations. A study by G. Sermoneta provides an introduction to Latin--Hebrew and Hebrew-Latin translation; a paper by H. Hugonnard-Roche tells the history of Syriac translation from the Greek and Aribic translation from the Syriac from the seventh to the tenth century. Detailed indexes make it possible to use the book as a reference work.
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