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English translation: inflammatory pamphlet

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German term or phrase:Hetzschrift
English translation:inflammatory pamphlet
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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10:21 Feb 21, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Hetzschrift
Anybody have a good English term for this?
"Auch Martin Luther wurde in der vielleicht beruehmtesten Hetzschrift des Mittelalters als "Martin Luther Siebenkopf" und als "Schwaermer" beschimpft."
Dawn Montague
Local time: 22:00
pamphlet is the word
Explanation:
Look at this website:

Denken Sie einmal an die Hetzschriften der römischen Kirche vor 500 Jahren gegen Luther, die unter anderem ein Pamphlet gegen Luther drucken ließ mit dem Titel "Martin Luther Siebenkopf".

Going by this entry, you should definitely use "inflammatory pamphlet". A campaign does not have to involve anything in writing, so go with pamphlet.
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Summary of answers provided
napamphlet
Corinna Doose
napamphlet is the wordprofile removed
napamphlet
Elisa Capelão
nainflammatory or polemical pamphlet or tractRobin Stocks
nainflammatory pamphlet, diatribe, harangueprofile removed
nainflammatory literature
Dr. Sahib Bleher
nasmear campaignxxxlone


  

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12 mins
smear campaign


Explanation:
Just sounds right in this context....


    Oxford Duden Concise German Dictionary
xxxlone
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18 mins
inflammatory pamphlet, diatribe, harangue


Explanation:
This is a selection of possible translations.

Do you require assistance with the other two expressions you put in quotation marks?

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20 mins
inflammatory literature


Explanation:
rather than a campaign, a Schrift is a leaflet or pamphlet. Hetzen means to inflame, slander, or defame. Werner has "inflammatory pamphlet".



    Werner, The New English-German Dictionary
Dr. Sahib Bleher
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23 mins
inflammatory or polemical pamphlet or tract


Explanation:
The Großer Muret-Sanders suggests "inflammatory pamphlet". This and "polemical tract" appear to be used in connection with Luther:

1. "By 1521 Luther had issued his inflammatory pamphlets." 2. "[Luther's] treatise is a polemical tract"


    [1] www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/excat/berlin/reformat.html
    [2] artsci.wustl.edu/~relst/101/rrluther.html
Robin Stocks
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23 mins
pamphlet


Explanation:
Hetzschrift is a pamphlet in English...
a piece of writting with a provocative political/social (or other type) message...

You will find lots of references to these terms at:
http://www.google.com/search?q=hetzschrift pamphlet&hq=&hl=e...

like for example:

DIR - Nachrichten - Die alten Rechtsextremen verbreiten ihren ...
... das mehr als 20 Seiten dicke Pamphlet falle durch "einen verschärften Antisemitismus"
auf. Die Hetzschrift wird teils verschickt, teils in Zugabteilen oder an ...
www.dir-info.de/nachrichten/infolinks/98/01/980108a1525714....


DIR - Nachrichten - Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen ...
... auf Anfrage erklärte, ist ein 40seitiges Pamphlet mit dem Titel "Antwort auf die ... Männer
aus Antwerpen. Thema der Hetzschrift sei unter anderem das Leugnen ...
www.dir-info.de/nachrichten/infolinks/98/01/9801218ca3b7d7....


Standard-Seite ohne Titel
... hielt und schriftlich verteilte. Die Hetzschrift des LKA-Agenten trägt den ... der
Volksverhetzung. In diesem Pamphlet wird schwülstig vom "Wiederaufbau des ...
www.rep.de/republikaner.de/zeitung/zeit696.htm

hope it helps!



    see above
Elisa Capelão
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25 mins
pamphlet


Explanation:
the closest translation of Hetzschrift is simply pamphlet

Corinna Doose
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26 mins
pamphlet is the word


Explanation:
Look at this website:

Denken Sie einmal an die Hetzschriften der römischen Kirche vor 500 Jahren gegen Luther, die unter anderem ein Pamphlet gegen Luther drucken ließ mit dem Titel "Martin Luther Siebenkopf".

Going by this entry, you should definitely use "inflammatory pamphlet". A campaign does not have to involve anything in writing, so go with pamphlet.


    Reference: http://www.drrath.com/wittenberg/ger/interview.htm
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