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Bibil Identifier bibil:246747
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Snapshots of Evolving Traditions
Title (English, ) Jewish and Christian Manuscript Culture, Textual Fluidity, and New Philology
Title (English, Abbreviation) Snapshots of Evolving Traditions
Editor Lied, Liv Ingeborg
Editor Lundhaug, Hugo
Series Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur (Volume: 175)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature 1U98/175
Place 23"00/07" (08) TU
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place Berlin/Boston
ISBN 978-3-11-034418-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
366 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars of early Christian and Jewish literature have for many years focused on interpreting texts in their hypothetical original forms and contexts, while largely overlooking important aspects of the surviving manuscript evidence and the culture that produced it. This volume of essays seeks to remedy this situation by focusing on the material aspects of the manuscripts themselves and the fluidity of textual transmission in a manuscript culture. With an emphasis on method and looking at texts as they have been used and transmitted in manuscripts, this book discusses how we may deal with textual evidence that can often be described as mere snapshots of fluid textual traditions that have been intentionally adapted to fit ever-shifting contexts. The emphasis of the book is on the contexts and interests of users and producers of texts as they appear in our surviving manuscripts, rather than on original authors and their intentions, and the essays provide both important correctives to former textual interpretations, as well as new insights into the societies and individuals that copied and read the texts in the manuscripts that have actually been preserved to us.
DOI 10.1515/9783110348057
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Codicology / Manuscripts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Philology/Literary criticism
Last modification 2017-11-20