Between Texts, Beyond Words

Between Texts, Beyond Words

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chevron_rightLanguages and Cultures of the Middle and Far East

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978-88-6969-312-0

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978-88-6969-311-3

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Date of publication
31 Dec 2018

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Translating Wor(l)ds

Translation During the Christian Century in Japan
Christian Keywords in Japanese

Aldo Tollini
ORCID 0000-0001-8017-2862 
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
tollini@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-311-3/001

Submitted 30 Jul 2018
Accepted 10 Sep 2018

Abstract

This essay presents examples of translation of keywords of the Christian doctrine translated by Jesuit missionaries during the so-called ‘Christian century’, when Europeans undertook the conversion of the Japanese, between the second half of the 16th century and the first part of the following. The purpose is to highlight the difficulties of translation between very distant and different cultures, and the strategies that were devised in order to overcome the problems.

Keywords
Christian lexicon. Translation. Medieval Japan. Jesuit missionaries. Kirishitanban.


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Tollini Aldo

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Translation During the Christian Century in Japan

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Book Chapter

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en

dc.description.abstract

This essay presents examples of translation of keywords of the Christian doctrine translated by Jesuit missionaries during the so-called ‘Christian century’, when Europeans undertook the conversion of the Japanese, between the second half of the 16th century and the first part of the following. The purpose is to highlight the difficulties of translation between very distant and different cultures, and the strategies that were devised in order to overcome the problems.

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Translating Wor(l)ds

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-31

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2018-07-30

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2018-09-10

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-311-3/001

dc.identifier.issn

2610-9131

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2610-914X

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978-88-6969-312-0

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978-88-6969-311-3

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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with fulltext

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open

dc.subject

Christian lexicon

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Translation

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Medieval Japan

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Jesuit missionaries

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Kirishitanban

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