Parution de : Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lachmann’s Method: A Non-Standard Handbook of Genealogical Textual Criticism in the Age of Post-Structuralism, Cladistics, and Copy-Text

“This book, written with the non-Italian reader in mind, addresses a central problem in textual criticism, and one that it is currently fashionable to regard as insoluble, namely, how to reconstruct a text of the past so that it is as close as possible to the lost original, starting from a number of copies more or less full of mistakes.
The idea of writing this book – which I left to age, as one does with wine and cured meats – first occurred to me in 2006-2007, when I had the privilege of being a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As the students felt the need to explain to me: ‘Nobody had ever talked to us about these things.’ For decades, very few, if any, Biblical, Germanic and Slavonic philologists, or French Romanists, or German editors of Anglo-American or Medieval Latin texts, have been talking about many of the things this book is about” (from the author’s preface).

“My first essay on editorial methodology concerned the number of branches in family trees, and my latest concerned editing with the aid of computer programmes. On these topics and many another, Paolo Trovato’s combative and richly instructive book leaves me far behind, and it is a privilege to have the opportunity of commending it” (from M.D. Reeve’s foreword).

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  1. Julie Damaggio

    J’ajoute simplement la table des matières (source: lettre du Notiziario italiano di Antichistica du 25 octobre 2014 :
    Foreword, by Michael D. Reeve
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    How to use this book
    General bibliography

    Introduction
    1. Philology or textual criticism
    2. We are all philologists
    3. Why do we need textual criticism?
    4. Who’s afraid of philology?

    Part 1. Theories
    1. « Lachmann’s method »
    2. Bédier’s schism
    3. A more in-depth look at some essential concepts
    4. Highs and lows of computer-assisted stemmatics
    5. The criticism of linguistic features in multiple-witness traditions
    6. The ineluctability of critical judgment (choice out of variants,
    conjecture)

    Part 2. Practical applications
    7. A simple tradition. The Tractatus de locis et statu sancte terre
    jerosolimitane
    8. A tradition of average difficulty. Jean Renart’s Lai de l’ombre
    9. A very complicated tradition. Dante’s Commedia
    Conclusion

    General index
    List of passages discussed

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