Successive contamination means contamination that happens due to the use a different exemplar from a certain point onwards by the scribe. This may, e.g., happen if the first exemplar is incomplete and the scribe finds a different witness to copy the rest of the text from (cf. exemplar shift). Cf. simultaneous contamination (also for the coinage of the term).

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DE: sukzessive Kontamination
FR: contamination successive
IT: contaminazione successiva


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