Oxford Scholarly Editions on line

Posted by Prof Willard McCarty, King’s College London on the humanist listserv:

March 2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) – the first phase publishing online the complete text of more than 150 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660. Oxford Scholarly Editions Online will provide an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities. This content constitutes the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion.

 Each title within the collection presents the full text of the work,  as established by an authoritative editor, accompanied by the  editor’s record of important variations in that text, and  interpretative and explanatory notes. Most also have introductions placing the work and the author in a historical context, and  explaining the editorial principles and the history of the text.  Online publication of these essential scholarly resources facilitates  navigation within and between editions, whilst retaining the  traditional elements familiar to users of the printed editions. The more flexible online presentation opens up new possibilities for search and comparison.

For more see www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com.

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