The Material Letter in Early Modern England: Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of…

Hardcover | April 24, 2012

byJ. Daybell

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The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

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The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

JAMES DAYBELL is professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University, UK, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is author of Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England (2006); editor of Early Modern Women's Letter-Writing, 1450-170(2001), Women and Politics in Early Modern England, 1450-1700 (2004), and (with Peter Hi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222692

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of AbbreviationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionMaterials and Tools of Letter-WritingEpistolary Writing TechnologiesInterpreting Materiality and Social SignsPostal Conditions Secret Letters Copying, Letter-Books and the Scribal Circulation of Letters The Afterlives of LettersConclusionNotesSelected BibliographyIndex