TitreLes savants occidentaux, lecteurs et (re)copistes des manuscrits orientaux : Eugène Burnouf, Léon Feer, Julien Vinson
Type de publicationArticle de revue
Année de publication2015
AuteursJérôme Petit
Auteurs secondairesMaria Szuppe, Nalini Balbir
JournalEurasian Studies
VolumeLecteurs et copistes : traditions manuscrites indiennes, iraniennes et centrasiatiques
NuméroXII
Pagination437-459
Résumé

Based on the work of three French orientalists, this article attempts at showing the reasons why philologists used to copy Indian manuscripts, what were the forms that could take these copies and for what purposes. The preparation of an edition or a translation of a particular text is probably the primary reason, but it is not the only one. Throughout the nineteenth century, access to sources is a key issue at a time when it was not so easy to travel to India and when scholars often had to use only the resources kept in European libraries or had to be in contact with suppliers based in India. The act of copying manuscripts was also a way to build up a corpus of texts, while the publication of editions with original typefaces was in its infancy.

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