Edition science

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The editorial theory and philology is usually as a branch of literary studies or musicology treated.

It sifts through and opens up literary and historical sources that form the basis of research in the humanities . Depending on the object being worked on, knowledge of the historical auxiliary sciences is often necessary, in particular methods of textual criticism , which is usually understood as a sub-area of ​​edition philology.

In the meantime, university master’s courses have become established that have specialized in the needs of edition philology, including palaeography , typography , layout and media law, for example at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and the University of Bern . The Free University of Berlin and the University of Heidelberg also had modules for this in their curriculum.

Further information can be found in the article Source Edition and in articles on terms of the subject .


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