Citing a Chapter from a Single-Authored Work

The SBLHS 2 §6.2.12 provides guidelines for citing a chapter in a multivolume work (see also CMS §14.112):

15. Harold W. Attridge, “Jewish Historiography,” in Early Judaism in Its Modern Interpreters, ed. Robert A. Kraft and George W. E. Nickelsburg (Philadelphia: Fortress; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1986), 311–43.

Attridge, Harold A. “Jewish Historiography.” Pages 311–43 in Early Judaism in Its Modern Interpreters. Edited by Robert A. Kraft and George W. E. Nickelsburg. Philadelphia: Fortress; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1986.

A chapter in a single-author work should be treated in a similar fashion (see CMS §14.111). However, it is unnecessary to repeat the author’s name after the title of the volume:

16. K. Lawson Younger Jr., “The Origins of the Arameans,” in A Political History of the Arameans: From Their Origins to the End of Their Polities, ABS 13 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016), 35–107.

Younger, K. Lawson, Jr. “The Origins of the Arameans.” Pages 35–107 in A Political History of the Arameans: From Their Origins to the End of Their Polities. ABS 13. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.

3 thoughts on “Citing a Chapter from a Single-Authored Work

  1. How should this rule be applied in a case where a single-author work also has editors? For example:

    Lang, Mabel L. “Necessary for Whom? Direct vs. Indirect Speeches in Thucydides.” Pages 151–96 in Thucydidean Narrative and Discourse. Edited by Jeffrey S. Rusten and Richard Hamilton. Ann Arbor: Michigan Classical Press, 2011.

    This is a citation for a chapter by Mabel Lang in a posthumously-published collection of essays by Mabel Lang. The presence of the information regarding the editors, however, makes it appear as though this is a multi-author edited collection. In such cases, is it advisable to indicate that the book is the work of a single author (and, if so,what is the correct format for doing so)?

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