New Book Release

Infoling 4.40 (2021)
Title:Galileo in Europa
Subtitle:La scelta del volgare e la traduzione latina del "Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi"
Author:Bianchi, Marco
Year of Publication:2021
Place of Publication:Venezia
Publisher:Edizioni Ca' Foscari

In addition to his capital contribution to science and philosophy, Galileo is also celebrated as a master of the Italian language. The first part of the book focuses on the explicit passages in which the scientist justifies the choice of language, on the few Latin letters of his and on the coexistence of Italian and Latin in the last work (Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences). Subject of the second part is the Latin translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which was published in 1635 by Matthias Bernegger. Particular attention is given to the history of the translation and to the rendering of Galileo’s terminology, idiomatic expressions and metaphors.

Subject Area(s):Lexicografía, Lexicología, Lingüística histórica, Lingüística románica, Terminología, Traducción
Series or CollectionFilologie medievali e moderne, 23

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:26 de April de 2021