‘Scholarly documentation in the Enlightenment: validation and interpretation’



Walsh, M ORCID: 0000-0003-4130-6797
(2016) ‘Scholarly documentation in the Enlightenment: validation and interpretation’. In: Ancients and Moderns in Europe: Comparative Perspectives. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment . Voltaire Foundation,Oxford, 97 - 112.

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Abstract

This paper considers some aspects of the development of scholarly documentation in the later seventeenth century and in the eighteenth century, in France, the Low Countries and England, with particular reference to Jean Le Clerc, Richard Simon, Pierre Bayle, Richard Bentley and William Oldys. It examines the bearing of methods and theorisings of scholarly documentation on a number of broader intellectual issues. How are authorship and identity to be presented in scholarly documentation? What significance do methods of documentation, especially the adduction of contextualising and validating materials, have for the interpretation and understanding of literary texts, classical and vernacular, in the scholarly edition?

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Richard Bentley, Richard Simon, Pierre Bayle, Jean Le Clerc, Charles Boyle, William Oldys, Edmond Malone, footnotes, scholarly documentation, evidence, citation
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 11:50
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 14:41
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3003968
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