Hilary Brown

Women and Translation in Early Modern Germany, c.1600-1720

Across Europe, women played an important part in the cross-cultural interchanges which shaped the early modern period. While there is a growing body of research on women translators in countries such as Britain and France, this project provides the first in-depth investigation of women translators in Germany. It examines their work within the context of literary, intellectual and cultural history, and seeks to assess the significance of gender for an understanding of their activities. The Herzog August Bibliothek holds a number of relevant manuscript sources, e.g.  Cod. Guelf. 14 Noviss. 2°, Cod. Guelf. 56.7 Aug. 4º, Cod. Guelf. 30 Extr. fol. and Cod. Guelf. Extr. 263, 263.1, 263.2, 4º which contain translations by Sophia Elisabeth and Sibylle Ursula von Braunschweig-Lüneburg.

 

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