Giannozzo Manetti's New Testament: Translation Theory And Practice In Fifteenth-Century Italy (Brill's Studies In Intellectual History / Brill's Texts And Sources In Intellectual History)
Giannozzo Manetti's New Testament: Translation Theory and Practice in Fifteenth-Century Italy (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History / Brill's Texts and Sources in Intellectual History)
In Giannozzo Manetti s New Testament Annet den Haan analyses the Latin translation of the Greek New Testament made by the fifteenth-century humanist Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459). The book includes the first edition of Manetti s text. Manetti s translation was the first since Jerome s Vulgate, and it predates Erasmus Novum Instrumentum by half a century. Written at the Vatican court in the 1450s, it is a unique example of humanist philology applied to the sacred text in the pre-Reformation era. Den Haan argues that Manetti s translation was influenced by Valla s Annotationes, and compares Manetti s translation method with his treatise on correct translation, Apologeticus (1458)."
About the Author
Annet den Haan, Ph.D. (2015), Aarhus University (Denmark), is postdoctoral researcher at that university. She has published several articles on Manetti, including Giannozzo Manetti s New Testament: New Evidence on Sources, Translation Process and the Use of Valla s Annotationes in Renaissance Studies."