Documentation: A History and Critique of Attribution, Commentary, Glosses, Marginalia, Notes, Bibliographies, Works-Cited Lists, and Citation Indexing and Analysis

Documentation: A History and Critique of Attribution, Commentary, Glosses, Marginalia, Notes, Bibliographies, Works-Cited Lists, and Citation Indexing and Analysis

by Robert Hauptman
     
 

This work examines and critiques the history, use, and abuse of various literary systems of documentation. Throughout history, such systems have been employed in different ways and through various applications in order to attribute, comment, translate, reference, or otherwise remark tangentially on a primary text. The work studies all forms of documentation used in

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This work examines and critiques the history, use, and abuse of various literary systems of documentation. Throughout history, such systems have been employed in different ways and through various applications in order to attribute, comment, translate, reference, or otherwise remark tangentially on a primary text. The work studies all forms of documentation used in the Western world—from ancient Biblical commentaries, to the medieval gloss, to the current systems used by researchers in the humanities and social and hard sciences. Topics include the historical development of documentation; the specific advantages and disadvantages of Chicago, APA, MLA, and other current styles; and the common misuses or intentional deceptions within modern documentation practices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433339
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/29/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

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