Commentaries and Glosses

The commentary genre represents a hallmark of medieval hermeneutic tradition. A commentary is by nature a multilevel composition in which different textual, and at times also visual, layers are interwoven and interact with each other: the text to be commented upon; excerpts from authoritative authors; the explanations of the commentator(s). Both this circumstance and the often quite variable manuscript copies of the same commentary present specific challenges to the editor.
 

Project leader: Alexander Andrée

Project leader: Erika Kihlman

Project leader: Barbara Crostini