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Editing early modern texts: an introduction to principles and practice

Hunter, Michael (2007) Editing early modern texts: an introduction to principles and practice. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230008076.

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Editing Early Modern Texts provides an approachable exposition of the rationale of textual editing with special reference to texts dating 1550-1800. It deals with electronic editions as well as printed ones and considers non-literary as well as literary texts, drawing out the common editorial principles underlying all activity in this field. The strenghts and weaknesses of different editorial practices are evaluated in terms of their intelligibility and usefulness to the reader, as well as their fidelity to the original, while information is also given on how early modern manuscript and printed texts were actually produced, and the implications of this for their editorial treatment. Giving practical advice on how texts should be prepared and presented, it will be invaluable to all wishing to learn more about textual editing, whether they are putative editors or simply users of editions who wish to understand them better. Description from the publisher's web site:

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: A sample chapter including contents page, introduction and index is available from the publisher's website:
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 21 May 2008 14:05
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16

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