Translating textbooks: Russian, German, and the language of chemistry

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Using the cases of three Russian chemistry textbooks from the 1860s-authored by Freidrich Beilstein, A. M. Butlerov, and D. I. Mendeleev-this essay analyzes their contemporary translation into German and the implications of their divergent histories for scholars' understanding of the processes of credit accrual and the choices of languages of science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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