The Culture of Epistolarity: Vernacular Letters and Letter Writing in Early Modern England, 1500-1700

Vernacular Letters And Letter Writing In Early Modern England, 1500-1700
University of Delaware Press
  • erschienen am 1. März 2005
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 388 Seiten
978-1-61149-256-9 (ISBN)
This book is an extensive investigation of letters and letter writing across two centuries, focusing on the sociocultural function and meaning of epistolary writing-letters that were circulated, were intended to circulate, or were perceived to circulate within 'the culture of epistolarity' in early modern England. The study examines how the letter functioned in a variety of social contexts, yet also assesses what the letter meant as idea to early modern letter writers, investigating letters in both manuscript epistolarity, and print contexts. It begins with an overview of the culture of epistolarity and examines the material components of letter exchange, investigates how emotion was persuasively textualized in the letter, considers the transmission of news and intelligence, and examines the publication of letters as propaganda and as collections of moral-didactic, personal, and state letters.
  • Englisch
  • Cranbury
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 168 mm
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  • Dicke: 26 mm
  • 726 gr
978-1-61149-256-9 (9781611492569)
1611492564 (1611492564)
Gary Schneider is associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas-Pan American.

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