By Patrick M. Erben
Drawing on German and English archival resources, Erben examines iconic translations that engendered neighborhood in colonial Pennsylvania, together with William Penn's translingual promotional literature, Francis Daniel Pastorius's multilingual poetics, Ephrata's "angelic" making a song and transcendent calligraphy, the Moravians' polyglot missions, and the typical language of anguish for peace between Quakers, Pietists, and Mennonites. via revealing a paranormal quest for cohesion, Erben provides a compelling counternarrative to monolingualism and Enlightenment empiricism in eighteenth-century America.
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