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Re: How to cite a translated book?

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Rabelais, F. (1968). The essential Rabelais (S. Putnam, Trans.): Chatto & Windus.

which year I'll cite? the original source or the tranlated book?

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Re: How to cite a translated book?

You would want the reader to know where and how to access the work, and just giving the original publication would probably not suffice for that.  I googled "republished citation year"


APA has this suggested format:

  • Freud, S. (1961). The ego and the id. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.), The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 19, pp. 3 - 66). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work published 1923)



and suggests citing it as (Freud, 1923/1961)


also see  


 I regoogled above adding CMS


CMS has a different solution I guess:  (see last example on page).


So it obviously will depend on the style the publisher.  


(long time Endnote user)