Editing Historical Documents

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in the introduction, as well as at those who are new to the craft and want to know how to begin work on publishing historical documents of ...

Author: Michael E. Stevens

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761989609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 836

DOWNLOAD →

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in the introduction, as well as at those who are new to the craft and want to know how to begin work on publishing historical documents of interest to them.

Editing Historical Records

This book is about editing documentary texts.

Author: P. D. A. Harvey

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UCSC:32106016319292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

View: 601

DOWNLOAD →

This book is about editing documentary texts. It is not a book of instructions, and indeed Professor Harvey has only three unbending rules: be accurate; say what you are going to do and do it; and give full references to the document and describe it. Based on these three rules he examines the underlying principles of editing records and historical documents, and the considerations the editor ought to bear in mind when working on these sorts of texts. Drawing on over thirty years experience as general editor of the ten volumes of the prestigious Portsmouth Record Series, Professor Harvey looks at the kinds of decisions and methodology the editor should adopt, citing the advantages and disadvantages he has encountered with varying approaches and points of style. Amongst the issues discussed are: selection of documents; the quest for accuracy; normalisation; translation; punctuation; abbreviations; calendaring; presentation and layout; consistency in the use of symbols; external presentation; the archival setting; the historical setting; appendices; the glossary; and indexing, including indexing people, places and subjects. This book will be invaluable for archivists and historians, and for anyone involved in editing historical documents for publication either in hard copy or electronic format.

Editing Historical Records

On the other hand , the reports of two committees on editing historical documents
in 1923 and 1924 recommended a closer attention to minutiae than many
historical editors at that time were accustomed to , while accepting some degree
of ...

Author: P. D. A. Harvey

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UOM:39015054388742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

View: 547

DOWNLOAD →

This book is about editing documentary texts. It is not a book of instructions, and indeed Professor Harvey has only three unbending rules: be accurate; say what you are going to do and do it; and give full references to the document and describe it. Based on these three rules he examines the underlying principles of editing records and historical documents, and the considerations the editor ought to bear in mind when working on these sorts of texts. Drawing on over thirty years experience as general editor of the ten volumes of the prestigious Portsmouth Record Series, Professor Harvey looks at the kinds of decisions and methodology the editor should adopt, citing the advantages and disadvantages he has encountered with varying approaches and points of style. Amongst the issues discussed are: selection of documents; the quest for accuracy; normalisation; translation; punctuation; abbreviations; calendaring; presentation and layout; consistency in the use of symbols; external presentation; the archival setting; the historical setting; appendices; the glossary; and indexing, including indexing people, places and subjects. This book will be invaluable for archivists and historians, and for anyone involved in editing historical documents for publication either in hard copy or electronic format.

The Journal of Mississippi History

Editing Historical Documents : A Handbook of Practice . By Michael E . Stevens
and Steven B . Burg . ( Walnut Creek , California : AltaMira Press , 1997 .
Illustrations , bibliography , index , Pp . 264 . $ 40 . 00 cloth , $ 24 . 95 paper . )
Historical ...

Author: William David McCain

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052834994

Category: Mississippi

Page:

View: 271

DOWNLOAD →

Includes section "Book reviews".

Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing

National Historical Publications and Records Commission , Annual Report for
1980 ( Washington , 1981 ) , p . ... The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe :
Problems and Possibilities of Editing Historical Documents on Microfiche , ” The
Journal ...

Author: Association for Documentary Editing

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001640457

Category: Archivists

Page:

View: 606

DOWNLOAD →

English Historical Documents 1189 1327

The material to be included in each volume naturally varies according to the
needs of each period as assessed by the editors. The years 1 189-1327 have
long been recognised as marking an age of cardinal importance in English
history, and ...

Author: David Charles Douglas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009352926

Category: Great Britain

Page: 1032

View: 182

DOWNLOAD →

English Historical Documents is the most ambitious, impressive and comprehensive collection of documents on English history ever published. An authoritative work of primary evidence, each volume presents material with exemplary scholarship. Documents include treaties, personal letters, statutes, military dispatches, diaries, declarations, sermons, charters, grants, guild regulations, and voting records. A general index to each volume illustrates the period under review and critical bibliographis have also been added. Furnished with genealogical tables, chronologies, and maps, English Historical Documents is essential as a primary-source reference.

An American Prophet s Record

However , I also believe that historical editing has reached a point in Mormon
historiography where the conscientious editor may be allowed to adopt uniform
guidelines regarding consistency , standardization , moderation , and especially
 ...

Author: Joseph Smith (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017977037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 518

View: 525

DOWNLOAD →

For the first time, the unexpurgated diaries of the Mormon church founder, Joseph Smith, are presented, including references to wine, women, the church, accounts of the First Vision, and early rituals.

Documentary Editing

Michael E. Stevens and Steven B. Burg , Editing Historical Documents : A
Handbook of Practice ( Walnut Creek , CA : AltaMira Press , 1997 ) . Published in
cooperation with the AASLH , ADE , and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062067932

Category: Criticism, Textual

Page:

View: 206

DOWNLOAD →

Modern Archives and Manuscripts

Joan C . Lancaster , Recent Record Publications of Local Societies , Archives 2 :
119 ( Lady Day 53 ) ; Kathleen Major , Record Publications and the Teaching of
Diplomatic ... Comm . , Reporton Editing Historical Documents , Inst . of Hist .

Author:

Publisher: Washington : Society of American Archivists

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012001611

Category: Archives

Page: 209

View: 485

DOWNLOAD →

Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research

Summary of an address by Professor Julian P. Boyd Saturday, 13 July Subject: '
The role of the editor of historical documents in America' Chairman: Professor H.
Hale Bellot, University of London Editors may be drudges by definition, and they
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000116745427

Category: Archives

Page:

View: 492

DOWNLOAD →