This article focuses on the main methodological issues in editing hagiographic Latin texts of the Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, whose peculiarities imply a consequent adaptation of textual criticism. The points considered are: the low literary individuality of hagiographic texts; their circulation in collections, after being written as single booklets; the ambiguous border between a simple copy of the text and its rewriting in a renewed version; problems in inventorying and classifying. The article ends with a discussion about the effectiveness of stemmatics in editing hagiographic texts.

Le ‘edizioni scientifiche’ di testi agiografici fra teoria e prassi / P. Chiesa (QUADERNI DI HAGIOGRAPHICA). - In: Understanding Hagiography. Studies in the Textual Transmission of Early Medieval Saints 'Lives / [a cura di] P.F. Alberto, P. Chiesa, M. Goullet. - Firenze : SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2020. - ISBN 9788884509604. - pp. 5-26

Le ‘edizioni scientifiche’ di testi agiografici fra teoria e prassi

P. Chiesa
2020

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This article focuses on the main methodological issues in editing hagiographic Latin texts of the Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, whose peculiarities imply a consequent adaptation of textual criticism. The points considered are: the low literary individuality of hagiographic texts; their circulation in collections, after being written as single booklets; the ambiguous border between a simple copy of the text and its rewriting in a renewed version; problems in inventorying and classifying. The article ends with a discussion about the effectiveness of stemmatics in editing hagiographic texts.
Hagiography; Textual criticism
Settore L-FIL-LET/08 - Letteratura Latina Medievale e Umanistica
Settore L-FIL-LET/06 - Letteratura Cristiana Antica
Settore M-STO/07 - Storia del Cristianesimo e delle Chiese
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