Editing Early Modern Texts: An Introduction to Principles and Practice by Michael HunterEditing Early Modern Texts: An Introduction to Principles and Practice by Michael Hunter

Editing Early Modern Texts: An Introduction to Principles and Practice

byMichael Hunter

Paperback | October 12, 2006

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This book provides an approachable exposition of the rationale of textual editing with special reference to texts from between 1550-1800. The volume explains how manuscript and printed texts were produced, indicating the implications of this for their editorial treatment and giving practical advice on how texts should be prepared and presented.
MICHAEL HUNTER is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He has written or edited numerous books on the history of ideas and their context in late seventeenth-century Britain, and is the principal editor of TheWorks of Robert Boyle (14 volumes, 1999-2000) and The Correspondence of Robert Boyle (6 volumes, 2001).
Title:Editing Early Modern Texts: An Introduction to Principles and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pagesPublished:October 12, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230574769

ISBN - 13:9780230574762


Table of Contents

The Role of Print
Types of Edition
Correspondence and Papers
Presenting Texts (1) Printed
Presenting Texts (2) Manuscripts
Modernized Texts
The Apparatus
Front Matter
End Matter/Appendices
Alternative Methods of Transcribing a Seventeenth-century Manuscript
A Confusion of Brackets
Separate and Combined Versions of a Revised Text: the 1597, 1612 and 1625 Versions of Francis Bacon's Essay 'Of Regiment of Health'
Unmodernized and Modernized Versions of the last section of Chapter 47 of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan
Peter Nidditch's Explanation of the Evolution of his Editorial Method

Editorial Reviews

"Michael Hunters impressive and welcome book is not only conciliatory but shrewd, intellectual and tightly focused. Most of all, it is generous, both to trained and to untrained editors, allowing them to learn not only how to resolve their differences with each other but with the principles of the editions they produce. Editing Early Modern Texts would make a marvellous textbook for any course in editing or the history of the book. Hunter reminds us how much fun textual scholarship and editing can be, which is a wonderful accomplishment in itself."--Grace Ioppolo, Journal of British Studies