Studies in Stemmatology

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| Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
| Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
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| Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
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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
Prologue
Pieter van Reenen and Margot van Mulken
vii
Part I: Methodological Approaches
Cladistics or the Resurrection of the Method of Lachmann
Ben J.P. Salemans
3
Computer-Assisted Stemmatic Analysis and ‘Best-Text’ Historical Editing
Peter Robinson
71
Shock Waves in Text Traditions
Evert Wattel and Margot van Mulken
105
Clustering Stemmatological Trees
Evert Wattel
123
Weighted Formal Support of a Pedigree
Evert Wattel and Margot van Mulken
135
The Analysis of Early Islamic Traditions and Chains of Transmission
Daan van Reenen
169
Part II: Subject-Related Observations
Medieval Dossiers and Modern Stemmas
Hans Voorbij
209
Textual Incompatibility and Many-Pronged Stemmata
William R. Veder
233
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
249
From Variant to Pedigree in the Charroi de Nîmes
Pieter van Reenen and Lene Schøsler
263
Index
305
“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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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Medieval literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  96000665