Stemmatology studies the aspects of textual criticism using genealogical methods to analyse a set of copies from a text whose autograph is lost. As an art (ars) stemmatology has its main goal in editing, and thus presenting to the reader, such a text in the most satisfactory way; as a more abstract discipline (scientia) it is interested in the general principles of how texts change in the process of being copied. This handbook provides the first coverage of the entire field: theoretical and practical aspects of traditional and modern digital methods. Thirty eight experts from all involved fields joined forced to write the book which covers in forty one sections topics from material aspects of text traditions, through methods of traditional textual criticism, to modern digital methods used in the field. The two final chapters provide closer views of how the approach towards texts and textual criticism has developed in some well-defined disciplines of textual scholarship and compare methods used in other fields dealing with "descent with modification", respectively. Illustrations with many practical examples from a wide range of disciplines are provided to render the content more accessible. The intended readership comprises both students of various fields involved with texts and more advanced scholars.
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