SIETSKE FRANSEN, Ph.D. (2014), the Warburg Institute, University of London, is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. She has published on language and translation in connection to early modern science and currently works on visual organization of knowledge.
NIALL HODSON is a cultural historian whose current research focuses on translation at the early modern Royal Society and the role of its Secretary, Henry Oldenburg, as a translator and intermediary in the Republic of Letters. He received his M.A. from the Warburg Institute, and has since undertaken research at Durham University and held fellowships at the Edward Worth Library and Utrecht University.
KARL A.E. ENENKEL is Professor of Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin at the University of Münster. Previously he was Professor of Neo-Latin at the University of Leiden. He has published widely on international Humanism, early modern culture, paratexts, literary genres 1300-1600, Neo-Latin emblems, word and image relationships, and the history of scholarship and science.
All interested in the history of translation and communication, the Republic of Letters, the History of Science and Medicine, early modern European history, history of the book, Visual Culture, Literary history.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on the Editors
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Translators and Translations of Early Modern Science
Part 1: Translating Networks of Knowledge
1 Translation in the Circle of Robert Hooke
2 Networks and Translation within the Republic of Letters: The Case of Theodore Haak (1605–1690)
Jan van de Kamp
3 What Difference Does a Translation Make? The Traité des vernis (1723) in the Career of Charles Dufay
4 ‘Ordinary Skill in Cutts’: Visual Translation in Early Modern Learned Journals
Meghan C. Doherty
Part 2: Translating Practical Knowledge
5 ‘As the author intended’: Transformations of the unpublished writings and drawings of Simon Stevin (1548–1620)
Charles van den Heuvel
6 Bringing Euclid into the Mines: Classical Sources and Vernacular Knowledgein the Development of Subterranean Geometry
7 Image, Word and Translation in Niccolò Leonico Tomeo’s Quaestiones Mechanicae
Joyce van Leeuwen
8 ‘Secrets of Industry’ for ‘Common Men’: Charles de Bovelles and Early French Readerships of Technical Print
Richard J. Oosterhoff
Part 3: Translating Philosophical Knowledge
9 Taming Epicurus: Gassendi, Charleton, and the Translation of Epicurus’ Natural Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century
10 Ibrahim Müteferrika’s Copernican Rhetoric
B. Harun Küçük
11 ‘Now Brought before You in English Habit’: An Early Modern Translation of Galileo into English
12 Language as ‘Universal Truchman’: Translating the Republic of Letters in the 17th Century