editing (critical)

German perspectives maintain two distinct attitudes toward what it means ‘to edit the text.’ One, represented by Scheibe (and essentially shared by Zeller), organizes an edition hierarchically around the ‘Edited Text.’ The other, mainly postulated by Martens (whose views draw support from Cervenka’s as well as, mediately, Boetius’s theorizings) reverses the viewpoint and sees the apparatus as the center of a scholarly edition.

(Gabler 1995, 12)

Contributed by Wout. View changelog.