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Editing Historical Documents : A Handbook of Practice: A Handbook of Practice - Michael E. Stevens

Editing Historical Documents

A Handbook of Practice: A Handbook of Practice

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Published: 28th September 1997
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This volume is aimed both at more experienced editors, who may wish to skip over the advice offered in the introduction, as well as at those who are new to the craft and want to know how to begin work on publishing historical documents of interest to them.

Historical editors have long wanted a reliable handbook that would provide easy access to the innumerable issues and practices that they daily deal with in their profession. Editing Historical Documents provides a wonderfully diverse examples of current documentary practice with full citations to the sources used as examples. With an emphasis on the descriptive rather than the prescriptive, this guide shows the range of options available to editors as they make the choices that will affect their editions and determine the policies and styles for the best possible rendering of their documentary collections. The handbook couples a lively, clearly written narrative of theory and practice with a selection of concrete examples drawn from the wisdom of generations of historical editors. The handbook is logically arranged and is readily accessible to the novice as well as the experienced documentary editor.--John P. Kaminski, Association for Documentary Editing

About the Authorsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 17
What, Why, How, and for Whom?p. 25
Selection and Arrangement of Documentsp. 41
General Principles of Transcription and Proofreadingp. 71
Transcription: Types of Sourcesp. 85
Presenting the Textp. 121
Principles of Annotationp. 157
Forms of Annotationp. 171
Special Issues of Access and Indexingp. 199
Front and Back Matterp. 217
Bibliography and Short Titlesp. 243
Permissionsp. 253
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780761989608
ISBN-10: 0761989609
Series: American Association for State and Local History Books (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 28th September 1997
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.32  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43