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Source editions are editions of collections of historical texts that are of relevance to studies in historiography, theology, literary science, and so on. They subject these texts to scholarly criticism, and to some extent render them accessible through critical apparatuses and indices (Register). Although the first tendencies towards critical evaluation of sources and charters were already apparent in the Middle Ages, it was the Humanists (Humanism) who published the first major collections. Editors adopted their methodological tool-kit from philology, especially te…

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Rosenke, Stephan, “Source edition”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_026103>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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