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textual criticism

n.
1. The study of manuscripts or printings to determine the original or most authoritative form of a text, especially of a piece of literature.
2. Literary criticism stressing close reading and detailed analysis of a particular text.

textual criticism

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the scholarly study of manuscripts, esp of the Bible, in an effort to establish the original text
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary criticism emphasizing a close analysis of the text
textual critic n

low′er crit′icism

(ˈloʊ ər)
n.
Biblical criticism having as its purpose the reconstruction of the original texts of the books of the Bible. Also called textual criticism. Compare higher criticism.
[1895–1900]

textual criticism

the close study of a particular literary work in order to establish its original text. — textual critic, n.
See also: Criticism
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Noun1.textual criticism - comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
literary criticism, criticism - a written evaluation of a work of literature
higher criticism - the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning
lower criticism - the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text
Masora, Masorah - a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
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a Javanese Catholic Jesuit priest, to work with primary sources in at least seven languages (Javanese, Arabic, Dutch, English, Indonesian, Sanskrit, Latin), and to employ tools from various fields, including history, text criticism, ethnography, participant observation, field interviews, ritual studies, theology, and even art criticism, all of which he does deftly.
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of Washington-Seattle) warns against practices of textual criticism that operate predominantly from a reductionist view of text, and offers theoretical and practical approaches that can account for the multivalent realities of textual origins, which are generally overlooked in the text criticism enterprise.
Here, Fitzgerald focuses his scattershot long enough to practice close reading, text criticism, and cultural reflection to serious accomplishment, proving that Purchas may indeed have conjured a "secular" from his obsessive (near ritual) consumption of the religious.
Due to the restriction of space and in view of this writer's areas of strength, however, the present review shall focus on four of the papers in this volume, three of which are concerned primarily with issues of grammar, lexicography, biblical exegesis, or text criticism.
Modern text criticism likewise has long taken the creative process (motivation, inspiration, traditions, models, and the redaction process) every bit as seriously as the created text.
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Short Reflexions on Beneventan Easter Sequence Texts," by Ritva Jacobsson, is a model of text criticism that seeks to rehabilitate Beneventan tropes and sequences from the criticism of the editors of Analecta hymnica medii aevi, 55 vols.
197-232) is a brilliant defence of the shorter text of these chapters, and a model piece of text criticism.