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Bibil Identifier bibil:227041
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Virtutes Apostolorum: Editorial Problems and Principles
Author Rose, Els
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 23)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 11-45 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The school of New Philology urges us as editors of medieval texts to take into account variance as a core characteristic of medieval manuscript transmissions. The scope of variance, however, remains unclear in the programmatic studies presented by this trend, which concentrates mainly on linguistic variants. Therefore, an elaborate methodology to incorporate variance in our editorial work still needs to be developed. It is the aim of this article to present a set of propositions in preparation of an edition of the Latin transmission of the Virtutes apostolorum, in order to add to the development of this methodology. The spectrum of variance in the Virtutes apostolorum as a series embraces textual variants ; variants concerning the presentation of the text at the level of the individual sections dedicated to one apostle (order of the apostles, choice of text, choice of redaction) ; variants in (the presence of) paratexts (titles, chapter titles, prologues, epilogues) ; variants caused by the manual transmission of these texts (corrections, uncorrected errors) ; and variants inserted by the users/readers of the series (semantic glosses, both vernacular and Latin, marginal glosses indicating liturgical use, stress marks on words for the benefi t of oral performance). The analyses show the great diversity in the preserved manuscripts. The main question will be how we can create an edition of such a complex and composite medieval text transmission so that its fluidity and variability become visible, as well as its use in medieval religious practice.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.103237
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Apostles / Acts : Pseudo-Abdias (Virtutes apostolorum)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ecdotics
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