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Bibliography to footnote references

I’m switching a set of papers from Chicago notes-bibliography style with full bibliography to Chicago notes-bibliography style without full bibliography. As any fule no, this will mean expanding the first occurence of the reference item in the notes from shortened to full form (among other things). Since it’s May, and a sunny evening, it’s important […]

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Revealing ellipses

The Chicago ‘rigorous’ method for handling ellipses in quotations (XV 11.57) is the only one that should be acceptable in scholarship. Chicago’s ‘three-or-four-dot method’ permits an incomplete sentence to be presented as a complete one. Thus, as an example, Chicago says that this passage: [A] The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless: […]

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