Publication details [#9380]

Publication type
Article in jnl/bk
Publication language
Place, Publisher
Turnhout: Brepols


With its concepts and its terminology, translation offers to the medieval authors a range of metaphors that allows them to transfer from one cultural environment to another. The cult of Sainte Foy is an example: through the devotion that it causes, the translation of texts related to its history, the translatio of its relics of Agen to Conquens, and also the dissemination of its cult throughout Medieval Europe are brought into relation. As a result of each of these translations, a cultural reformation emerges of the cult devoted to the young martyr. This is illustrated by the analysis of Rita Copeland, who says that the translation is the active production of a new text, who has preserved its original affective charge and who has adapted to the particular historical conditions of its reception.
Source : Based on abstract in book