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Translation During the Christian Century in Japan

Christian Keywords in Japanese

Aldo Tollini    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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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.

Published
Dec. 31, 2018
Accepted
Sept. 10, 2018
Submitted
July 30, 2018
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-312-0
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-311-3

Keywords: KirishitanbanMedieval JapanChristian lexiconJesuit missionariesTranslation

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