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Sub eisdem verbis abreviatis ut facilius in componendis libris auctoritates sic paterent’: Citer les autorités dans les textes encyclopédiques médiévaux

Abstract : As experts in citation and compilers of sources, how did medieval encyclopedists cite their sources? In what form and with what degree of accuracy? Were they willing to "mark" them, to reference them systematically? Was the time of gathering the documentation the same as that of referencing? According to what criteria were they quoting? Were there patterns for the quotation method? Was there a hierarchy among the "auctoritates"? Can a typology be drawn up according to the origin and nature of the sources used? Does the type of quotation vary according to the value given to the source? Were there generic source references for a type of citation? What was the awareness of pseudoepigraphy? Was there sometimes self-quotation? Was quoting verbatim considered more desirable than quoting ad sensum? Did the type of quotation, literal or not, influence the reference to sources? Was simple reminiscence considered a source? In what cases was a citation without reference used, and was it recognizable? This article attempts to answer the question of the origin, status, function and modalities of citation in encyclopedias. Examples taken from the encyclopedists' own words, and comparisons between their works and neighbouring literary genres, provide partial answers to these many questions.
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Isabelle Draelants. Sub eisdem verbis abreviatis ut facilius in componendis libris auctoritates sic paterent’: Citer les autorités dans les textes encyclopédiques médiévaux. Carmen CARDELLE DE HARTMANN – Martina GIESE. Zitatkulturen (titre à confirmer à la publication), [45 p.], A paraître. ⟨halshs-03095807⟩

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