The Critical Edition of Manuscripts between Text Verification and Commentary

By Bashar Awwad Marouf
SKU: 101029 Categories: , Date: 2015Language: ArabicEdition: 1ISBN: 9781905122646Format: PaperbackNo. of Volumes: 1No. of Pages: 61Weight: 0.087kg


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In his lecture, Dr Bashar Awwad Marouf explains the concept of critical edition of texts as a discipline, aimed at the production of a text as left by the author, and of which he approved at the end of his life. He then explored the view that the aim of critical edition is the production of a correct text without the need for any commentary, only emendation. He then addressed the contrasting view that considers commentary as essential, and indeed, some workers went to the extreme by saying: [the editor must] comment on everything. Our lecturer explained the error of both views, and summed up with the correct intermediate way, where the editor compares and grades the text copies, records the key reading variants, highlights the resources used by the author, and documents the quotes from the respective sources. In this lecture, Dr Bashar also debated the view postulating that critical edition is exclusively when there are several copies to allow collation, which in his view is not correct. He highlighted those books that had been critically edited - based on one copy - by eminent scholars and editors, such as Shaykh Aḥmad Shākir and his brother, Maḥmūd Shākir, where no researcher has ever claimed that such works are not critical editions.

Furthermore, he explained in detail the difference between critical editing and commentary; critical editing being text emendation, and employing the means towards achieving that, while commentary describes how the editor may actually emend the text.


تصدير: معالي الشيخ أحمد زكي يماني

توطئة: بين التحقيق والتعليق

المبحث الأول: تحقيق النص الفقهي وضبطه:

أولاً: توحيد الانتساخ

ثانيًا: تنظيم مادة النص

ثالثًا: المقابلة بين النسخ والتعليل عند الترجيح

رابعًا: الإشارة إلى موارد النص

خامسًا: مقابلة النص بمن اقتبس منه

سادسًا: ضبط ما يلتبس من النص بالحركات

سابعًا: تلبية رغبات المؤلف

المبحث الثاني: التعليق على النص بما يُعين المستفيد منه:

أولاً: تخريج التراجم

ثانيًا: التعريف بالمبهم والمغمور

ثالثًا: تخريج الحديث النبوي الشريف والحكم عليه

رابعًا شرح المصطلحات والغريب

خامسً: نقد النص


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