On the Significance of the Critical Text
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Publisher:William R. Veder and Michael Bakker, Slavisch Seminarium UvA, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Citation:Polata Knigopisnaia: an Information Bulletin Devoted to the Study of Early Slavic Books, Texts and Literatures, v27-28 (December 1995), 157-162
In the perspective of renewal of the methodology of the humanities (and, specifically, linguistic and literary science), we urgently need a comprehensive review of the accepted criteria for the edition of medieval Slavic texts, if we wish to prevent our discipline from becoming restricted to the role of a valuable but useless relic and our work to strictly editorial functions. Therefore I propose a number of reflections on three topics that I consider essential: (1) the distinction of the history of the work and the tradition of the text, (2) the editorial criteria, (3) the significance of the critical edition
Author Institution: Università degli Studi di Firenze / University of Florence, Italy
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