Date of this Version
Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 5, Number 3, September 1983. ISSN 0196-7134
As I understand it, a major focus of our discussion this afternoon is to be the problem of writing a manual on editing for an audience that is-to say the least-not in agreement on a single best method of editing texts. By way of approaching the problem of "orthodoxy" in Old French textual criticism, let me describe how Alfred Foulet and I came to write our manual as we did, the readers we had in mind, and the reactions our work evoked. The manual, On Editing Old French Texts, was published in 1979 by the Regents Press of Kansas.