la vérité historique et empathique

13:25 Jan 21, 2019
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French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / In A Book Review
French term or phrase: la vérité historique et empathique

S’appuyant sur une très riche documentation historiographique, en grande partie issue de ses propres travaux, la prof. X esquisse, dans un style narratif svelte et vivant, un portrait du Grand Ligure, à la fois respectueux de la vérité historique et empathique, sans succomber pour autant aux sirènes de l’hagiographie.

I'm most concerned about the proper translation for "empathique", since the literal interpretation doesn't make too much sense to me in this case.


Barbara Cochran, MFA
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Local time: 21:21

Summary of answers provided
4 +1historical truth and empathic
3empathetic historical truth/caring and historical truth
Bijan Khezri

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
historical truth and empathic

You appear to be parsing the sentence wrongly - it doesn't mean "historical and empathic truth".

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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
empathetic historical truth/caring and historical truth

...respectful of the empathetic historical truth,....

Bijan Khezri
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Local time: 21:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
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