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The critical apparatus gives a detailed inventory of the Bauyn manuscript, a list of some ninety concordant sources, and critical commentaries reporting emendations and variant readings.
Here he strips it of all those diacritical marks, critical apparatus, and other paraphernalia that academics require of each other, and adds explanatory notes for educated general readers.
And so, despite a critical apparatus that takes up nearly a third of the text, The End of Faith isn't scholarship, but a sermon.
He does not reflect on the ways the interpretations he advances depend on the formidable critical apparatus developed over generations of historical scholarship on the details of Blake's life, art, and times.
Going against the grain of this methodology--but not with the intent to impugn it--the assignment also provides a kind of scaffolding for moving beyond this limited critical apparatus and for introducing competing, complimentary critical lenses such as structuralism, deconstruction, and New Historicism.
One of the book's many strengths is that its critical apparatus and theoretical model are rigorous and refreshingly original.
Many other articles lack any critical apparatus, use analytical terms loosely, or leave too many questions unaddressed.
Generally, the critical apparatus is useful and provides valuable contexts for the letters, particularly for those, the vast majority, which are concerned with financial, legal, or naval technicalities.
And his fourth chapter, which I found particularly fresh and illuminating, analyzes closely the critical apparatus attached by Calvin's colleagues and students to early editions of the Institutes from 1559 to 1590.
Everybody knew who the people involved were and it was accepted because a child doesn't have the critical apparatus to examine a situation like that.
The critical apparatus is very extensive because it has to cover all the variations in the texts that arose as the courses were repeated.
Instead of teaching a programming course that served two audiences -- those who want an introduction to the subject and those who want to major in computer science -- the AE approach exposes students to broad historical trends in computing, forms of computing, and programming and provides students with the critical apparatus necessary to make sense of the material they learn.

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