Textual scholarship (or textual studies) is an umbrella term for disciplines that deal with describing, transcribing, editing or annotating texts and physical documents (cit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textual_scholarship)
The present article attempts to establish as accurately as possible the chronological trajectory of the unique codex of the Cancionero de Baena (PN1 in the Dutton nomenclature). It begins with a detailed examination of the codicological aspects of the manuscript, which serve to date its origin to around 1465. This origin, combined with the…[Read more]
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Anglofilia y anglofobia en la Castilla medieval: Thomas Becket y el duque de Lancáster en la arenga de Juan I de Trastámara ante las Cortes de Segovia (1386) in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 1 week, 4 days ago
Se suele señalar a 1385 como uno de los momentos de mayor incertidumbre política, social y económica no solo del medievo peninsular, sino prácticamente de toda la historia de España. En aquella precisa fecha, al factor estructural de lo que se ha venido en llamar la crisis del modelo de producción feudal, se le añadió un factor coyuntural bien co…[Read more]
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Un manuscrito medieval aragonés inédito en la biblioteca de UCLA: la Ordenación de la cofradía de San Julián de Teruel (BETA manid 5960) in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
This paper describes a catalogued but rare manuscript (call number 170/307) held by the Charles Young Research Library at UCLA, in which one can find the by-laws of a barely known medieval confraternity, located in the city of Teruel and devoted to St. Julian.
Most of these by-laws were written around 1402, although it does also…[Read more]
Marco Heiles deposited Palaeography and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Manuscript Production and Censorship of the Fifteenth Century German Manuscript, State and University Library Hamburg, Cod. germ. 1 in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The manuscript Codex germanicus 1 (Cod. germ. 1) of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (State and University Library) Hamburg is a fifteenth-century German-language manuscript. It comprises two codicological units and has an especially complex developmental history. To trace this developmental history, neglected until now in the research…[Read more]
Marco Heiles, The Medial Determination of German Edition Philology, in: Hannes Bajohr, Benjamin Dorvel, Vincent Hessling und Tabea Weitz (Hg.), The Future of Philology. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Columbia University German Graduate Student Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne 2014, S. 183-193.
Edition and commentary of an German chiromantic text from about 1464 in the manuscript Linz, Landesbibliothek, Hs. 139, fol. 1r-5r.
Marco Heiles, Eine bisher unbeachtete deutsche Chiromantie in der Landesbibliothek Linz, in: Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur 145 (2016), S. 70-81.
Michael L. Hays deposited Emending Othello; Explaining Othello: A Critique of Contemporary Principles of and Practices in Editing Shakespeare and a Historical-Literary Interpretation of Othello’s Jealousy in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Modern editors of Othello unanimously and silently adopt the Folio (1623) text as their copy text but emend it in light of the quarto (1622) text at III, iii, 97. Neither of the two reasons for emendation, textual corruption or literary unintelligibility, applies. A critique of textual editing shows that, given knowledge of the many and various…[Read more]
This textual crux all modern editors unanimously and silently emend, from the Folio “he”, their copy text, to the Quarto “you.” Although they find F so nonsensical as to deserve no comment, Shakespeare, his company, and his audience found it not only sensible in a play involving jealousy, but also powerful. The difference between then and now…[Read more]
Both in terms of its content and its methodology, Pious Irreverence is a pioneering work. Weiss artfully employs all the tools of textual analysis developed over the last four decades of rabbinic scholarship and brings them to bear on TY, a largely neglected corpus. Tanhuma-Yelammedenu has never been studied as a work of theology, nor from a…[Read more]
This essay uses Arnaldo Momigliano’s genealogy of antiquarianism and historiography to propose a new method for engaging the past. The Italian historian Arnaldo Momigliano (1908-1987) traced antiquarianism from its advent in ancient Greece and later growth in Rome to its early modern efflorescence, its usurpation by history, and its transformation…[Read more]
This article presents the results of a multidisciplinary project aimed at better understanding the impact of different digitization strategies in computational text analysis. More specifically, it describes an effort to automatically discern the authorship of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in a body of uncorrected correspondence processed by HTR…[Read more]
Evina Steinova deposited Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6298: a new witness of the biblical commentaries from the Canterbury School in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 10 months ago
Manuscript Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6298 contains an as yet unexamined fragment of the second batch of the gospel glosses (EvII) from the biblical commentaries of the Canterbury School inserted as an addition in 3r of the manuscript. In this article, I describe this fragment, and I attempt to contextualize its insertion into the…[Read more]
Evina Steinova deposited Fragments of a twelfth-century breviary in the holdings of University library in Utrecht (Utrecht, University Library, Fragm. 4.5-7) in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 10 months ago
This document provides the description and transcript of a set of liturgical fragments from the holdings of University Library in Utrecht. The fragments belong to a twelfth-century breviary, probably from St. Paul’s Abbey in Utrecht.
Besides glosses and other textual annotations, early medieval Latin manuscript commonly feature technical signs, annotation symbols and sigla that reflect readership or provide a framework for interpretation and use. The early medieval Insular book users were particularly keen on using such devices. This article maps the usage of technical signs…[Read more]
Evina Steinova deposited The prehistory of the Latin Acts of Peter (BHL 6663) and the Latin Acts of Paul (BHL 6575). Some observations about the development of the Virtutes apostolorum in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
The extensive chains of excerpts from the Scriptures and other sources in two of the narratives prominent in the Virtutes apostolorum, the Acts of Peter (BHL 6663) and the Acts of Paul (BHL 6575) are studied in order to come to a clearer understanding of the origin of these Latin texts. The Virtutes apostolorum is an amalgam of textual material…[Read more]
Irene van Renswoude deposited The Censor’s Rod: Textual Criticism, Judgment and Canon Formation in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 10 months, 3 weeks ago
This article explores how the ancient graphic symbol of the obelus changed from being an instrument of textual criticism to a tool of censure between c. 200 and 900.
This article discusses the use of critical signs during doctrinal debates against the background of the history of textual criticism and critical annotation from Antiquity to the Carolingian age.
The Latin quotation in the title of this article is taken from the Admonitio generalis, a key document of Charlemagne’s reforms circulated in 789. In a well-known passage, to which the title refers, Charlemagne calls for the establishment of schools and adds a set of subjects that might be interpreted as the school curriculum. The whole passage…[Read more]
Evina Steinova deposited Nota superponere studui: the Use of technical signs in the early Middle Ages (a dissertation summary) in the group Textual Scholarship on Humanities Commons 10 months, 3 weeks ago
This is the English summary of my dissertation Notam superponere studui: the use of technical signs in the early Middle Ages, which was defended on March 18, 2016 at Utrecht University.
This blog post originally appeared on the website of Huygens ING (https://www.huygens.knaw.nl/marginal-scholarship-annoteren-met-behulp-van-tekens-in-plaats-van-woorden/?lang=en) on June 30, 2016. It was published both in Dutch and in English as a part of a four-part series about the Marginal Scholarship project, which was hosted by the Huygens…[Read more]
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