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