Martial Translations: HEMA and the Revival of Medieval and Renaissance Martial Arts

Eacersall, Douglas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2674-1240 (2011) Martial Translations: HEMA and the Revival of Medieval and Renaissance Martial Arts. LingApple@ Quarterly, 2. pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

The modern Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) movement consists of a number of groups that seek to physically reconstruct, and pass on to others, the lost European medieval and Renaissance combat arts dating back to the 14th century. These groups can be found in North and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australasia. A very important part of the authentic reconstruction of traditional European martial systems, including wrestling, archery, fighting from horseback, dagger, sword and buckler, long sword, rapier and polearms involves the translation and interpretation of fencing manuals from the period. This is a rich area of study as the translation methods used by HEMA practitioners include highly rigorous techniques as well as complex, novel and at times less rigorous approaches to produce meaning from difficult texts. It is also a significant area of study as a contrast to the work on translation that has been positioned to discuss the translator as professional and expert (e.g. Holz-Manttari, 1986; Snell-Hornby, 1995) as this project seeks to examine the relevance of translation theory to amateur translation.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 22:29
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 00:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical European Martial Arts, translation
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4704 Linguistics > 470411 Sociolinguistics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1304 Heritage > 130403 Conserving intangible cultural heritage
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48385

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