Studies in Stemmatology

| Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
| Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
| Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027221537 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556195075 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027273970 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
This volume contains ten papers selected from among those presented at the annual Free University Stemmatological Colloquia 1990-93. Current issues in (automated) stemmatology, paleography and codicology are addressed from contemporary theoretical perspectives. All papers focus on new directions in textuology and manuscript affiliation, and especially on the use of computer science in this field.

The theoretical implications of computer-assisted stemma construction are explored. In combination with achievements in codicology and paleography, these investigations allow for dealing with the major problems in textuology: extreme complex and entangled manuscript traditions.

Following an introductory chapter, part 1 presents six theoretical contributions on stemmatology, and part 2 deals with auxiliary fields in textuology, such as codicology and paleography. In part 3 applications of the previously developed fields are presented.

[Not in series, 79]  1996.  xvi, 311 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Pieter van Reenen and Margot van Mulken
Part I: Methodological Approaches
Cladistics or the Resurrection of the Method of Lachmann
Ben J.P. Salemans
Computer-Assisted Stemmatic Analysis and ‘Best-Text’ Historical Editing
Peter Robinson
Shock Waves in Text Traditions
Evert Wattel and Margot van Mulken
Clustering Stemmatological Trees
Evert Wattel
Weighted Formal Support of a Pedigree
Evert Wattel and Margot van Mulken
The Analysis of Early Islamic Traditions and Chains of Transmission
Daan van Reenen
Part II: Subject-Related Observations
Medieval Dossiers and Modern Stemmas
Hans Voorbij
Textual Incompatibility and Many-Pronged Stemmata
William R. Veder
Part III: Applications to Manuscript Traditions
Which Variants are Useful in Discovering the Deep Structure of the Manuscript Tradition of a Text?
Karl-Heinz Uthemann
From Variant to Pedigree in the Charroi de Nîmes
Pieter van Reenen and Lene Schøsler
“We have only begun to scratch the surface of the many ways the computer could help our linguistic research. Books like this open our eyes to the possibilities. Anyone with an interest in the field of manuscript traditions could enjoy and benefit from the fresh perspectives presented in this book.”
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Literature & Literary Studies

Medieval literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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