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In Praise of the Variant: A Critical History of Philology (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society) Hardcover – April 6, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0801861260 ISBN-10: 0801861268

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Product Details

  • Series: Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (April 6, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801861268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801861260
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,366,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A rousing invitation to consider how we should edit medieval writing now." -- William D. Paden, Speculum

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Scientific reconstruction of texts is not only a recent historical phenomenon. but also an anachronism that loses exactly what it seeks: a way of confronting a text on its own terms.

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