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A Forgotten Translator and Lexicographer of the Eighteenth Century, Captain John Stevens

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Captain John Stevens (circa 1662–1726) began his career as a translator and lexicographer in the late seventeenth century in London. He became an important figure in the history of translation into English of Spanish books on such subjects as history, travel, and geography. He also compiled an important Spanish and English dictionary, printed twice in the eighteenth century (1706, 1726). However important Stevens' works as translator and lexicographer are, he remains a rather unknown and forgotten figure. In this paper, we provide an overview of Stevens' life and work as a translator and investigate the principles that governed his professional life.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2008

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