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The Resource In praise of the variant : a critical history of philology, by Bernard Cerquiglini ; translated by Betsy Wing

In praise of the variant : a critical history of philology, by Bernard Cerquiglini ; translated by Betsy Wing

Label
In praise of the variant : a critical history of philology
Title
In praise of the variant
Title remainder
a critical history of philology
Statement of responsibility
by Bernard Cerquiglini ; translated by Betsy Wing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"It has long been a task of great scholars to establish definitive texts of major works. But why, Bernard Cerquiglini asks, must there be such a preference? Might such a preference distort the fundamental understanding of what texts are or could be?" "In this study, Bernard Cerquiglini examines the relation between philosophical studies and their texts, paying special attention to texts from the Middle Ages. He finds that the scientific reconstruction of texts is not only a recent historical phenomenon but also an anachronism that loses exactly what it seeks: a way of confronting a text in its own terms. In the medieval period, Cerquiglini observes, works were translated into French and transmitted in French copies that often varied greatly. For centuries such texts were valued, in part, precisely because each was in some manner unique. The variant was not necessarily a careless accident but a sign of precious individuality and a source of pleasure, even joy. To honor those texts, Cerquiglini prepared this engaging eulogy, In Praise of the Variant."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cerquiglini, Bernard
Dewey number
801/.959
Index
index present
LC call number
P47
LC item number
.C4713 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Parallax
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Criticism, Textual
Label
In praise of the variant : a critical history of philology, by Bernard Cerquiglini ; translated by Betsy Wing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Turn the Page
  • 1.
  • Textuary Modernity
  • 2.
  • Mr. Procrustes, Philologist
  • 3.
  • The Joyful Excess
  • 4.
  • Gaston Paris and the Dinosaurs
Control code
40043626
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 93 pages
Isbn
9780801861260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98045777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
In praise of the variant : a critical history of philology, by Bernard Cerquiglini ; translated by Betsy Wing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Turn the Page
  • 1.
  • Textuary Modernity
  • 2.
  • Mr. Procrustes, Philologist
  • 3.
  • The Joyful Excess
  • 4.
  • Gaston Paris and the Dinosaurs
Control code
40043626
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 93 pages
Isbn
9780801861260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98045777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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