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Useful Links


MA Lecture: Textual Editing

A very basic introduction to the theories behind the production of editions.

Textual Scholarship Research Page

A more detailed take on editorial theory.


Manuscript Resources


Literary manuscript analysis. Information about the way in which manuscripts are described and studied.


Look at manuscripts online and learn how to read early modern handwriting.


Online Editions

Digital Donne

Allows you to see transcriptions alongside early printed editions.

Oxford Text Archive

A useful way of thinking about how edit online texts. May also provide some useful reference works.


Will give you some idea of what we're doing here.


Women's Writing

The Perdita Project

Online database (produced at the University of Warwick by Elizabeth Clarke and her team) of manuscripts produced by early modern women.