WILLIAM CAMDEN, PHILEMON HOLLAND AND THE 1610 TRANSLATION OF BRITANNIA

@article{Harris2015WILLIAMCP,
  title={WILLIAM CAMDEN, PHILEMON HOLLAND AND THE 1610 TRANSLATION OF BRITANNIA},
  author={Oliver D. Harris},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={95},
  pages={279 - 303}
}
  • O. Harris
  • Published 29 July 2015
  • History
  • The Antiquaries Journal
This paper explores the background to the publication in 1610 of the first English-language edition of William Camden’s Britannia, translated from the Latin by Philemon Holland. The translation itself is shown to be free, but largely reliable. Camden is found to have played little part in the detailed work of translation, but to have contributed most of the volume’s new content. The translation’s place within the formation of an English and a British national identity is considered. RÉSUMÉ Cet… 
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