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Lloyd-Jones, K. 1989. Humanist debate and the 'translative dilemma' in Renaissance France. In Beer, Jeanette, ed. Medieval translators and their craft (Studies in Medieval Culture 25). Kalamazoo: Medieval institute publications. pp. 347–372.
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In this article, the author embarks upon a discussion of Humanist concerns about translation. Although Dolet’s #La Maniere de bien traduire d’une langue en aultre” may be considered the first translation manual in French, there is not as much discontinuity as might be supposed between Dolet’s conceptualization of translation and that of medieval translators. The main focus of the article is to concentrate on the impact of certain Humanist concerns on the relation between Latin and French as exemplified by various aspects of Dolet’s translation.
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