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Letterwriting in Renaissance England /
Alan Stewart and Heather Wolfe.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : Folger Shakespeare Library ; Seattle : Distributed by University of Washington Press, c2004.
description
214 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm.
ISBN
0295985097
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : Folger Shakespeare Library ; Seattle : Distributed by University of Washington Press, c2004.
isbn
0295985097
general note
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Letterwriting in Renaissance England presented at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, from November 18, 2004-through April 2, 2005"--Title-page verso.
catalogue key
5632786
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-211) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Letterwriting in Renaissance England reproduces in full size and provides transcriptions of letters from the early sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Both a sourcebook for scholars and a treasure trove for the general reader, the book includes sections on love letters, secret letters, letter-writing manuals, and on the tools required to write letters. It describes the beginnings of the postal service in England and introduces a consistent terminology for describing Renaissance letters and their various parts.The letters of this collection speak for themselves. They are funnier, richer, more bizarre, and more moving than anything the fiction of the period has to offer, and lead to a more convincing picture of everyday life in early modern England.
Unpaid Annotation
Letterwriting in Renaissance England reproduces in full size and provides transcriptions of letters from the early sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Both a sourcebook for scholars and a treasure trove for the general reader, the book includes sections on love letters, secret letters, letterwriting manuals, and on the tools required to write letters. It describes the beginnings of the postal service in England and introduces a consistent terminology for describing Renaissance letters and their various parts. The letters of this collection speak for themselves. They are funnier, richer, more bizarre, and more moving than anything the fiction of the period has to offer, and lead to a more convincing picture of everyday life in early modern England.
Table of Contents
Textual conventionsp. 7
"To the knowing reader of familiar letters"p. 8
Introductionp. 10
Toolsp. 13
Manualsp. 21
The material letter and social signalsp. 35
Secretariesp. 55
Love and friendshipp. 79
The postal "system"p. 121
Lost and foundp. 147
The afterlife of lettersp. 181
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