Annotation and its texts

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Stephen A. Barney
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1991 - Education - 211 pages
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A spirited study of a neglected topic, these essays explore the character and uses of annotation from Biblical times to the present. A group of distinguished scholars investigates such subjects as the bullying footnote, the play of note against text, the self-annotation of the Bible, the parasitical commentator, the note as imperial seal, the agonies of modern scholarly publication, the hidden marginalium, and the ways in which supplements to the text tend to push aside the text. Casting light on a matter which readers usually ignore, this witty, readable, and revisionist book offers a provocative invitation for further discussion.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
On the Sociology of Medieval Manuscript
43
The Example of
94
Discitur ut agatur How Gabriel Harvey Read
108
Edward Gibbon Alexander
130
Who Was Benjamin Whichcote? or The Myth
152
Annotation as Social Practice
178
This Is Not an Oral Footnote
192
CONTRIBUTORS
207
Copyright

About the author (1991)

Stephen A. Barney is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He edited and annotated Chaucer's Troilus for The Riverside Chaucer (1987) and also as a Norton Critical Edition (2006). He is also the author of The Penn Commentary on 'Piers Plowman', Volume 5 (2006).

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