Prof. Travis Bruce receives an FRQSC Grant for a project on Dragomans as cultural mediators in the Medieval Mediterranean

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Prof. Travis Bruce has won an FRQSC Grant to conduct research on commercial translators and translations between the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities in the Medieval Mediterranean. He is particularly interested in studying commercial translators, known as dragomans, who played a mundane but still central role as essential agents in maintaining the foundations of Mediterranean society, facilitating the networks that bound together the ports, markets, and courts of the Mediterranean. Dragomans found and connected merchants, witnessed transactions, translated letters, and negotiated differences.