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Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Alison E. Martin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century. He transformed understandings of the earth and space by rethinking nature as the interconnection of global ... More


Conclusions

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion reflects more generally on gendered identity in scientific translation and specifically on the role of women in redefining the British scientific community at mid-century. Humboldt’s ... More


The Poetry of Geography: The Ansichten der Natur in English Translation

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the salient differences between the two different contemporaneous versions of Humboldt’s Ansichten der Natur: Elizabeth Sabine’s Aspects of Nature (Longman, 1849) and Otté and ... More


Introduction

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Straddling comparative literary and cultural studies and the history of science, this chapter insists on the importance of translation to the scientific culture of early- to mid-nineteenth-century ... More


‘A Colossal Literary and Scientific Task’: Helen Maria Williams and the Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent (1814–1829)

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter concentrates on Helen Maria Williams, Paris salonnière, radical author and poet. Her translation of Humboldt’s weighty account of his voyage through the Americas with the French Botanist ... More


‘A Plain and Unassuming Style’: Thomasina Ross and Humboldt’s Travels (1852–1853)

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A comparison of Williams’s and Ross’s respective translations forms the central focus of this chapter. Ross’s abridged and modernised translation which appeared in three volumes (1852-53) in Henry ... More


Cosmos: The Universe Translated

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to Humboldt’s last, great work Cosmos. This multi-volume ‘Sketch of a Physical Description of the World’ ranged encyclopaedically from the darkest corners of space to the ... More


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