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Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History

Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History (Paperback, 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 could hardly run at all. 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 9781788162647
Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781788162647
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 2 Aug 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Main
Author(s) By Aslanyan, Anna
Category History of Specific Subjects
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 418.02
Weight 220g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
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