Re: a note on primary texts

Beth W. Baldwin (bobaldwi@HAMLET.UNCG.EDU)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 12:40:02 -0400

On Thu, 10 Oct 1996, Bob King wrote:

> The question that occurs to me is which text in the primary text are we
> going to talk about?

> Primary texts are, for me,

Good questions. I've begun to think I'm completely stupid about what a
primary source vs secondary source is. So, I just phoned our library for
a clarification and thus:

a primary text/source is the original document or text

a secondary text/source is one that talks about the original

Whe *I* talk about a primary or secondary source, that's what *I* mean.


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