Introduction: Philology in a Manuscript Culture

@article{Nichols1990IntroductionPI,
  title={Introduction: Philology in a Manuscript Culture},
  author={Stephen G. Nichols},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1990},
  volume={65},
  pages={1 - 10}
}
In medieval studies, philology is the matrix out of which all else springs. So we scarcely need to justify the choice of philology as a topic for the special forum to which Speculum, in a historic move, has opened its pages. On the other hand, if philology is so central to our discipline, why should one postulate a "new" philology, however ironically? While each contributor answers this question in a different, though complementary, way, the consensus seems to be that medieval philology has… 

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