Eastern Luminaries Disclosed to Western Eyes: A Critical Evaluation of the Translations of the "Mu`allaqat" into English and French (1782-2000) (Paperback)
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Eastern Luminaries Disclosed to Western Eyes: A Critical Evaluation of the Translations of the "Mu`allaqat" into English and French (1782-2000) (Paperback)

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This book studies and evaluates the different translations of the Mu`allaqat, seven canonical pre-Islamic odes, from Arabic into English and French. First, it introduces the Mu`allaqat and the chief controversies related to their study in both Eastern and Western scholarship. It then presents the translators of the Mu`allaqat and their translations and closes with two typologies of the translations and translators presented. A number of criteria for the evaluation of translations of poetry are developed.
The book provides a comparative study of the English and French translations of the Mu`allaqat with a focus on a number of communicative priorities in the source text, based on stylistic devices that require a sound awareness of the culture of pre-Islamic Arabia, the main setting of the Mu`allaqat.
The author assesses the reliability of the criteria of evaluation and the translatability of the Mu`allaqat as a text that is remote from its translators in time, in place, and with respect to literary tradition.

Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039110148
Number of pages: 361
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 150 x 220 mm
Edition: New edition

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