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Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History

Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History (Hardback, Main)

By Aslanyan, Anna

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Would Hiroshima have been bombed if Japanese contained a phrase meaning 'no comment'? Is it alright for missionaries to replace the Bible's 'white as snow' with 'white as fungus' in places where snow never falls? Who, or what, is Kuzma's mother, and why was Nikita Khrushchev so t...hreateningly obsessed with her (or it)? The course of diplomacy rarely runs smooth; without an invisible army of translators and interpreters, it's hard to see how it could run at all. But though such go-betweens tend to be overlooked, even despised, the subtlest of them have achieved a remarkable degree of influence. Join veteran translator Anna Aslanyan to explore hidden histories of cunning and ambition, heroism and incompetence. Meet the figures behind the notable events of history, from the Great Game to Brexit, and discover just how far a simple misunderstanding can go.
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ISBN 9781788162630
Released NZ 20 Jul 2021
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781788162630
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 20 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Main
Author(s) By Aslanyan, Anna
Category History of Specific Subjects
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 418.02
Weight 442g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Translating and interpreting - Social aspects, Translating and interpreting - Political aspects
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;General/trade