His directions are straightforward and include charts, sidebars and ingredient substitutions galore; his headnotes
are chatty, and his enthusiasm leaps from every page.
He contends that the poems in the first two Man'yoshu chapters, arranged not in chronological order nor as literary history, are rather ordered along with their headnotes
to convey a history of imperial succession, or a genealogical history.
Each judgment is accompanied by Headnotes
, and in almost all cases by an Annotation that sets forth, among other things, the legal issues involved, the basic facts of the case (if not included in the case itself), the relevant statutory provisions and judicial precedents, the labor law and industrial context in which the case arose, and the significance of the judgement in the development of the the law.
provide a good overview of each dish, and recipe variations are suggested where appropriate.
Milton did not write a translator's preface, but he was fond of headnotes
, frequently using them to signal his youthfulness at the time of composition.
A full written version of the decision in English, with headnotes
in Arabic, English and French may be found here.
Both the chapter introductions and speech headnotes
are well documented.
elucidate the 'bringing forth' of each of the forty-seven pageants by its Craft or Crafts with reference to the Ordo Paginarum, a production list compiled in 1415 by the York civic authorities.
Franklin also supplies headnotes
to her selections from her designated forty-three writers of Gothic verse, and other useful annotations where they are relevant.
Sider provides brief introductory headnotes
for each writer or source, as well as relevant context and references for additional ba zkground.
and footnotes aim to be "as simple and lucid as possible" (3rd xxxi), with editors making "a special effort to minimize commentary that is interpretive rather than, in a very limited sense, explanatory" (5th xxxvi).
are extremely brief and, at times, lacking in critical sophistication (especially in the case of women writers, whose work is characterized in most cases as "distinctively feminine" or "emotional" (3)).