Contributions to the textual history of the medieval Latin redactions of the visio pauli
thesisposted on 2023-05-27, 00:50 authored by Dwyer, ME
No major review of the textual history and development of the main group of medieval Latin abbreviated versions, or redactions, of the Visio Pauli has been published since Theodore Silverstein's fundamental studies in 1935 and 1959. However, twenty-eight further witnesses of this group have come to notice since then, but have not been studied in detail. This thesis examines each of the new texts in the context of the redaction to which they belong or are related, and their implications for the filiation established by Silverstein. In the case of Redaction IV this has required the classification of all the witnesses of that redaction for the first time, and in the case of the composite redactions drawn from several individual redactions, this has enabled a more precise identification of their components. In the case of Redaction IX one of the new texts supplies the section presently missing from the published edition. A separate volume of Appendices contains transcriptions from the mss. of the texts examined in the thesis, together with other reference material.
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