- Hardcover: 398 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 7, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107105986
- ISBN-13: 978-1107105980
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
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Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach
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This book presents a major collection of essays that expand our vision of the history of textual practices. It explores the multiple ways across time and cultures in which texts have been selected for entry into official canons and then verified, corrected, glossed, interpreted, illustrated, excerpted, performed, archived, and otherwise put to use.
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