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Bibil Identifier bibil:227043
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A (Socio)Linguistic Approach to Hagiographic Text Transmission: The Torino Collection Biblioteca Nazionale D.v.3. (8th/9th C.)
Author Van Acker, Marieke
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 23)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 65-80 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The transmission and reception of hagiographical texts is the central concern of the international research project “An Assessment of Merovingian hagiographical texts in their oldest manuscript versions” directed by Monique Goullet. This project advocates a return to the oldest hagiographical manuscripts in order to free research from the distorting impact of old editions, and to bring it in line with recent scholarly advances in both hagiographical and sociolinguistic studies. A return to the oldest hagiographic manuscripts can, on the one hand, lead to a better understanding of the way in which the first anonymous hagiographic collections were constituted, and, on the other, shed light on the way in which written language functioned in the pre-Carolingian period. It is within this context that the research team chose to edit one of these oldest manuscripts, Torino, Biblioteca Nazionale D.V.3. From a linguistic point of view, this document dating from the end of the 8th or the beginning of the 9th century is a precious witness to the management of written language. It also instructs us on the way its producers handled the inheritance of Latin hagiographical texts written between the 5th and the 8th century. This article takes stock of the linguistic analysis of the collection and of the interpretation of its linguistic features.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.103239
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Hagiography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Latin (Language)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Sixth Century and beyond
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