textual transmission

Regarding almost all cultural phenomena, a fundamental aspect of their transmission through space and time seems to be variation not only in content, but also transitions and variation in the mode or manner through which they are transmitted. This is obvious with regard to both oral culture and the discourses circulating via digital communication, but materially stable, handwritten and even printed texts are also apt to all kinds of intentional and accidental changes, relative to its preceding versions.

Contributed by Caroline. View changelog.