Editorial Theory

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Bergsträsser, Gotthelf. Plan eines Apparatus Criticus zum Koran. Sitzungsberichte der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Philosophisch-historische Abteilung 1930, 7.  Munich: Oldenbourg, 1930; available via the MDZ at: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00084413/image_1

Bumke, Joachim. “Der unfeste Text: Überlegungen zur Überlieferungsgeschichte und Textkritik der höfischen Epik im 13. Jahrhundert.” In ”Aufführung” und “Schrift “in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, ed. Jan-Dirk Müller: 118–129.  Germanistische Symposien: Berichtsband 17.  Stuttgart: Metzer, 1996.

Carter, Michael G. “Arabic Literature,” in Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research, ed. David C. Greetham: 546-574.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1995.

Cook, Michael. “The Stemma of the Regional Codices of the Koran.” Graeco-Arabica 9-10 (2004): 89-104.

Déroche, François. Qurʾans of the Umayyads: A Preliminary Overview. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Driscoll, Matthew James, and Elena Pierazzo, eds. Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories and Practices. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2016; DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0095; available at: http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/483/

El Shamsy, Ahmed. Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020.

Fraistat, Neil, and Julia Flanders, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Hanna, Ralph. Editing Medieval Texts: An Introduction, Using Exemplary Materials Derived from Richard Rolle, ‘Super Canticum’ 4. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015.

Kelemen, Erick. Textual Editing and Criticism: An Introduction. With a foreword by Donald H. Reiman. New York: Norton, 2009.

Khan, Ruqayya Yasmine. “Did a Woman Edit the Qurʾan? Hafṣa and her Famed ‘Codex’.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 82.1 (2014): 1-43.

Lexicon of Scholarly Editing: A Multilingual Lexicon for a Multilingual Discipline. Eds. Dirk van Hulle, Wout Dillen et al. Antwerp: University of Antwerp, 2013-; available at: http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/lse/

McGann, Jerome J. A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 1992. Original: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

McGann, Jerome. The Textual Condition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Molina, Luis, and Mayte Penelas. “Dos fragmentos inéditos del volumen ii del Muqtabis de Ibn Ḥayyān.” Al-Qanṭara 32.1 (2011): 229-241.

Molina, Luis, and Mayte Penelas. “The Codex Unicus of the Second Volume of Ibn Ḥayyān’s Muqtabis: An Example of Cooperative Copying.” Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 6.2-3 (2015): 260-279.

Neubert, Anna Maria. “Comparing in the Digital Age: The Transformation of Practices,” in Practices of Comparing: Towards a New Understanding of a Fundamental Human Practice, eds. Angelika Epple, Walter Erhart, and Johannes Grave: 377-399.  Bielefeld: Bielefeld University Press, 2020; available at: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783839451663/html

Pfeiffer, Judith, and Manfred Kropp, eds. Theoretical Approaches to the Transmission and Edition of Oriental Manuscripts: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Istanbul, March 28-30, 2001. Beirut: Orient Institut, 2007.

Pierazzo, Elena. Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, Models and MethodsFarnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015.

Porter, Dot. “Medievalists and the Scholarly Digital Edition.” Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing 34 (2013); available at: http://www.scholarlyediting.org/2013/essays/essay.porter.html

Reisman, David C. The Making of the Avicennan Tradition: The Transmission, Contents and Structure of Ibn Sīnā’s al-Mubāḥaṯāt (The discussions). Leiden: Brill, 2002.

Roelli, Philipp, and Caroline Macé, eds. Parvum lexicon stemmatologicum: A Brief Lexicon of Stemmatology. Online version 1.0. Helsinki: Helsinki University, November 13, 2015; available at: https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/121539/1/Parvum_Lexicon_Stemmatologicum_-_Mace-Roelli_Eds-in-chief_version_1%20(1).pdf

Rosenthal, Franz. The Technique and Approach of Muslim Scholarship. Analecta Orientalia 24. Rome: Pontificum Institutum Biblicum, 1947.  Reissued with new pagination, Rome: Pontificum Institutum Biblicum, 2012.  The 1947 original is available Open-Access at: https://archive.org/details/TheTechniqueAndApproachOfMuslimScholarship

Sahle, Patrick. Das typografische Erbe. Digitale Editionsformen: Zum Umgang mit der Überlieferung unter den Bedingungen des Medienwandels 1. Norderstedt: book on demand, 2013; urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-53510; available at: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/5351

Sahle, Patrick. Befunde, Theorie und Methodik. Digitale Editionsformen: Zum Umgang mit der Überlieferung unter den Bedingungen des Medienwandels 2. Norderstedt: book on demand, 2013; urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-53523; available at: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/5352

Sahle, Patrick. Textbegriffe und Recodierung.  Digitale Editionsformen: Zum Umgang mit der Überlieferung unter den Bedingungen des Medienwandels 3. Norderstedt: book on demand, 2013; urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-53534; available at: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/5353

Schöch, Christof. “Big? Smart? Clean? Messy? Data in the Humanities.” Journal of Digital Humanities 2.3 (2013),

Stewart, Devin J. “Editing the Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm.” Journal of Abbasid Studies 1 (2014): 159-205.

West, Martin L. Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique Applicable to Greek and Latin Texts. Stuttgart: Teubner, 1973.

Witkam, Jan Just. “Establishing the stemma: Fact or Fiction?” Manuscripts of the Middle East 3 (1988): 88-101.


Dagmar A. Riedel

First published, 14 April 2013

Last updated, 7 March 2021


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