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German to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Early New High German literature
German term or phrase:Leithandschriftenprinzip
I'm perfectly clear what this is (Der Text wird nach dem Leithandschriftenprinzip ediert, d.h. er basiert auf dem Überlieferungszeugen, der als der am besten geeignete erkannt wurde) but is there an expert out there who can say what it is usually called in English? - I would expect "leading manuscript principle", but this doesn't get any Google hits.