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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. Skaldic Project Editors' Manual

1. Introduction to the project
2. Reconstruction of poems
3. Towards some editorial principles
4. Guidelines on presentation for submission
5. Guidelines on normalisation
6. Sigla for sources
7. Guidelines for the English translation
8. General conventions, abbreviations and bibliographical guidelines
9. Sample verses
10. Checklist for editors
11. ReykholtTimes
12. Analysing and formatting kennings
13. Web submission instructions
14. Sigla for the corpus
15. Changes in the third edition (TW)

(1. Skaldic Project Editors' Manual > 3. Towards some editorial principles)

3. Towards some editorial principles

It is probably impossible to formulate a definitive set of procedures to cover all the variable factors involved in skaldic editing, and the approach to editing must always be responsive to individual textual situations. However, the making of the new edition provides an opportunity for ongoing debate, and the following may provide an interim framework, and a checklist of some of the more important considerations.

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A. Introduction

B. Consultation of mss

C. Prioritisation of mss

D. Emendation

E. Considerations in producing and interpreting verse texts

F. Further evidence

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