Science in Translation
- Scott Montgomery
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press
- Date: 2000
Translation has played a core role in the sharing of knowledge across borders and thus essential influence among peoples and cultures. This is perhaps most true of scientific and technological knowledge and has contributed fundamentally to the development and advancement of science itself.
This means science in a wide variety of cultures, from antiquity to the present—from the Roman translations of Greek knowledge to the Arabic importation of Greek, Syriac, and Hindu sources, and then the rendering of this rich library and practice into medieval Europe, where it proved crucial to the Renaissance and the foundations of the Scientific Revolution.
The book goes further, however, to the evolution of modern science in Japan, the form of scientific language in India, and other topics that pose major epistemological questions for technical knowledge as a whole.