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Platonic Words: Paolo Sarpi and Roberto Bellarmino as Translators in the Venetian Interdict Crisis
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map
Professor Darcy Kern (History, Southern Connecticut State University) considers translation practices in pre- and post-Tridentine Catholic Europe, particularly as they relate to the Venetian interdict crisis and the vernacular pamphlet battle between Paolo Sarpi and Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino. Close attention to debates about the meaning of words reveals that Sarpi, an anti-papalist and anti-Trent polemicist, adhered closely to Tridentine standards while Bellarmino did not. Topics of enquiry include the Platonic nature of words, the politics of translation, and anonymity.
Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.
Funding for the CMRS Roundtable series is provided by the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.