Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts

Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts

by Tim William Machan, Tim W. Machan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813915082

ISBN-13: 9780813915081

Pub. Date: 11/29/1994

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Textual-Critical studies of medieval English literature have primarily focused on practical matters such as transcription, collation, recension, and the identification of scribal hands. But the theory of editing medieval English works remains largely unexplored. Tim William Machan addresses this void by setting out to articulate the textual and cultural factors

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Overview

Textual-Critical studies of medieval English literature have primarily focused on practical matters such as transcription, collation, recension, and the identification of scribal hands. But the theory of editing medieval English works remains largely unexplored. Tim William Machan addresses this void by setting out to articulate the textual and cultural factors that distinctively characterize Middle English works as Middle English and to reveal the role these factors play in editing and interpretation of these works.

In revealing how the creation of textual criticism affected the transmission of Middle English, this book will be of interest and accessible to readers relatively new to both textual criticism and Middle English. It will also be of vital importance to specialists in medieval studies, Renaissance studies, and textual criticism.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813915081
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
11/29/1994
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Humanism and Textual Criticism9
Ch. 2Accommodating Middle English39
Ch. 3Editing, History, Discourse65
Ch. 4Authority93
Ch. 5Work and Text136
Ch. 6Middle English Textual Criticism177
Notes197
Bibliography221
Index245

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