TEI: Peter Plaoul: The Electronic Critical Edition of Plaoul’s Commentary on the Sentences

For inclusion in the TEI Application Page

Form posted from TEI website, 2011-03-23
Classical and Medieval LiteratureLatinCreated using webform
  • Host: Jeffrey Witt
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  • Main language: Latin

General description: While the site is not yet complete, I wanted to create a site, which would use the advantages of the web to create a more transparent critical edition. Most notably this means, my site tries to give you continued access to the manuscript, even after the transcription is complete. But it also comes with a critical apparatus, which can be accessed “inline” or at the the end of text. The site allows provides a comment feature so that users can interact with the text and suggests better readings or alert the editor to errors. Eventually, I would like to add to this: individual transcriptions of each manuscript and an English translation. The intended audience is philosophers, theologians, and historians, who specialize in late medieval thought. The entire project is coded in TEI — using the critical apparatus schema of TEI5 — the html is prepared through XSLT, and the final result is displayed dynamically with PHP.


Jeffrey C WittPhilosophy Department Loyola University Maryland 4501 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210Email: jcwitt@loyola.edu