Textual scholarship is the oldest scholarly discipline in the West, and the foundation of the intellectual and critical histories of the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences; and, at the same time, textual scholarship is among the most modern, with the use of advanced electronic media in the acquisition, construction, and dissemination of the texts it works with. As the term suggests, textual scholarship brings an intellectual, critical, and historical examination to texts, in media ranging from oral transmission to written, print, and electronic forms. These texts can be literary records, musical scores, paintings, sculptures, documents relating to theatre, architecture, diplomacy, philosophy, scientific …
Greetham, David. "Textual Scholarship". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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