Translation as Interpretation in Medieval Iberian Religious Thought

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In this article I explore how translation and interpretation were blurred by authors such as Ibn Ṭufayl, Maimonides and Alfonso de la Torre, who envisioned their role as commentator as one of “translating” knowledge acquired through use of the Active Intellect into images through language. For these thinkers narratives and allegorical fiction are one of several appropriate forms of translating metaphysical knowledge for different audiences.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-91
JournaleHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Monographic Issue 1 Places of Encounter: Language, Culture, and Religious Identity in Medieval Iberia (Jason Busic & Yasmine Beale-Rivaya eds)


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