Sanctorum. 1, 2004
Critical edition of hagiographic sources
ed. Francesco Scorza Barcellona


Hagiographic texts from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages often have a fluid and complex transmission which makes the reconstruction of their individual histories and their edition particularly difficult. The texts published here offer a selection of problems and methodologies, from the presentation of singular hagiographic dossiers with the specific examples which they offer, to the hagiographic text’s identity within a manuscript tradition and through printings, to the more specific problem of the stratification of hagiographic works, to the “examples of normal exceptions” (that is, variants and successive recensions by the original authors themselves, the definition of “corruptions” in the composition and transmission of texts or the question of hagiographic doubles), to authorial identity, its definition and its function in textual transmission.