The Textual History of Epistula Polycarpi: From the History of Editions to the Benefits of the Digitized Manuscripts

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For some 25 years, more and more medieval manuscripts have been digitized, and scholars can – or at least could – consult digitized catalogues and digital libraries. In the light of the manuscripts and editions of the so-called Apostolic Fathers, I would like to demonstrate what kind of concrete research materials and research options this change can offer. The epistle of Polycarp studied here is of particular interest, because half of this epistle is preserved only in Latin manuscripts, which have been seldom studied by modern scholars.
Translated title of the contributionPolykarpoksen kirjeen tekstin historia: Editioiden historiasta digitoitujen käsikirjoitusten hyödyntämiseen
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKniha 2020 : Zborník o problémoch a dejinách knižnej kultúry
Number of pages27
Place of PublicationBratislava
PublisherSlovenská národná knižnica
Publication date31 Dec 2020
ISBN (Print)9788081491382
ISBN (Electronic)9788081491399
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology

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