Anke de Looper - John Benjamins Publishing Co.
delooper at benjamins.nl
Thu Aug 8 14:33:37 UTC 1996
Dear moderators of GEN-MEDIEVAL, HISTLING, EXLIBRIS, MEDIEV-L, and MEDTEXTL,
John Benjamins Publishing Company is a small publishing company, based in
The Netherlands, with a well-established list in linguistics and related
fields. Earlier this year we published a book that might be of interest to
your readership, and we would appreciate it very much if you would please be
so kind as to post the following on your lists.
Thank you very much for your attention.
Anke de Looper
STUDIES IN STEMMATOLOGY
Pieter van Reenen & Margot van Mulken (eds)
1996, John Benjamins Publishing Company
xvi + 311 pp, ISBN 90 272 2153 7, Hfl. 140,- (Hb)
Stemmatology, the study of the relations between texts, can be considered as
a sciences basic to the study of older languages and text history.
This volume contains selected papers from the Amsterdam Free University
Stemmatological Colloquia 1990-1993. All papers focus on new directions in
textuology and manuscript affiliation, and especially on the use of computer
science in this field.
The theoretical implications of computer-assisted stemma construction ar
explored. In combination with achievements in codicology and paleography,
these investigations allow for dealing with the major problems in
textuology: extreme complex and entangled manuscript traditions.
Following an introductory chapter, Part 1 presents six theoretical
contributions on stemmatology. Part 2 deals with auxiliary fields in
textuology, and in Part 3 applications of the previously developed
theoretical fields are presented.
Pieter van Reenen and Margot van Mulken vii
PART I: Methodological Approaches
Cladistics or the Resurrection of the Method of Lachmann
Ben J.P. Salemans 3
Computer-Assisted Stemmatic Analysis and 'Best-Text' Historical Editing
Peter M.W. Robinson 71
Shock Waves and Text Traditions
Evert Wattel and Margot van Mulken 105
Clustering Stemmatological Trees
Evert Wattel 123
Weighted Formal Support of a Pedigree
Evert Wattel and Margot van Mulken 135
The Analysis of Early Islamic Traditions and Chains of Transmission
A.D. van Reenen 169
PART II: Subject-Related Observations
Medieval Dossiers and Modern Stemmas
J.B. Voorbij 209
Textual Incompatibility and Many-Pronged Stemmata
William R. Veder 233
PART III: Applications to Manuscript Traditions
Which Variants are Useful in Discovering the Deep Structure of the
Manuscript Tradition of a Text?
Karl-Heinz Uthemann 249
>From Variant to Pedigree in the 'Charroi de Nimes'
Pieter van Reenen and Lene Schosler 263
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