Traduzione, ideologia e identità aristocratica nella Svezia medievale: alcune riflessioni
In medieval Sweden, translation played a major role in importing ideals from the continent that contributed towards laying the foundation for the establishment of courtly ideology, from the early 14th century onwards. The three translations customarily known as Eufemiavisor were the first major step in this process. The aim of this article is to provide some examples that help illustrate and discuss the nexus between aristocratic ideology and translation activity in Sweden during the 14th and the 15th centuries. Particular attention is given to seeking to explain the ideological purpose(s) that the selected texts (most of which are translations) were probably meant to serve by viewing them as part of an intertextual dialogue within the manuscript contexts in which they are preserved.
Keywords: Medieval Sweden • Aristocratic Identity • Courtly Ideology • Translation • Kingship