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Frames of the Letter

Peter White

in Cicero in Letters: Epistolary Relations of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388510
eISBN:
9780199866717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388510.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Apart from their explicit content, Roman letters signaled meaning through material elements of the text: the papyrus or tablet surface, the handwriting, and the writer's seal. Generic conventions—the ... More


‘For your forder aduertisement’:Performative Rescription in Wyatt’s Letters and Verse Epistles

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This chapter charts acts of performative rewriting in Wyatt’s epistolary texts—his two letters to his son, diplomatic correspondence, and three verse epistles. In different ways, these letters all ... More


Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Shira Brisman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical information, affirm patronage patterns, and establish the identity of an artist as a modern, self-aware individual. But letters are ... More


Letters and Letter-Writers

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter delineates the scope of women's letters and letter-writing, and discusses the survival of letters; the social composition of letter-writers; the frequency with which women dispatched ... More


The Composition of Letters

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the different ways in which letters were composed, whether by personal composition, dictation, drafting, or working from notes. In this way, it seeks to assess levels of ... More


Delivery, Reception, and Reading

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter concentrates on the carrying and reading of letters. It explores the mechanics of how letters were delivered by bearers, how women actually read letters, and how their letters were read. ... More


Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Markus Krajewski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today on almost every desk in every office sits a computer. Eighty years ago, desktops were equipped with a nonelectronic data processing machine: a card file. This book traces the evolution of this ... More


Trial Consulting

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195183092
eISBN:
9780199893454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In its roughly 25 years of existence, the trial-consulting profession has grown dramatically in membership, recognition, and breadth of practice. What began as a small activist group of social ... More


The Social Uses of the Scribally Published Text

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the societal functions of the handwritten text. It also examines the function of scribal publication as a means by which ideologically charged texts could be distributed ... More


Creating the Letter: How to Acquire Epistolary Literacy

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows how people learned to read and write letters by treating the letter as a material object. Readers observe the step-by step process of writing and reading letters. The use of ... More


The One Manuscript: Sir Thomas More

John Jones

in Shakespeare at Work

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on ‘The Book of Sir Thomas More’ and the evidence that three pages of its manuscript are written by Shakespeare. The play ran into official censorship difficulties, and was ... More


Sources and transmission

Daniel R. Melamed and Michael Marissen

in An Introduction to Bach Studies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304923
eISBN:
9780199865468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304923.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A great deal of Bach scholarship has focused on the study of the sources of his music. Source studies seek to answer questions about a work’s authenticity, date, genesis, musical text, performance ... More


Investigating Documents

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter begins by discussing the writing materials used to produce a document — writing implements, ink, paper, and other materials — and their evolution over time. It then notes that the ... More


Graphology—a total write-off

Barry L. Beyerstein

in Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Graphology, or handwriting analysis, is the allegedly scientific practice of determining people's psychological, social, occupational and medical attributes, as well their moral stature, from the ... More


Law Books and Publishing

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines law books and legal publishing in England during the Tudor period. During this period, there were no common law libraries like those in universities or large monasteries. Books ... More


Health Informatics: A Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes

Barbara M. Hayes and William Aspray (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014328
eISBN:
9780262289498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The health care industry has been slow to join the information technology revolution; handwritten records are still the primary means of organizing patient care. Concerns about patient privacy, the ... More


Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents

Jean-Francois Blanchette

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017510
eISBN:
9780262301565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017510.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The gradual disappearance of paper and its familiar evidential qualities affects almost every dimension of contemporary life. From health records to ballots, almost all documents are now digitized at ... More


The Body of a Letter

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter One begins with a close reading of the ten letters that Dürer, traveling in Venice in 1506, wrote to his friend Willibald Pirckheimer in Nuremberg. The chapter offers five claims about ... More


Conclusion

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking a broad view to consider the letter in the hands of protagonists over centuries of European paintings, the conclusion articulates what differed about the conditions of making and viewing in ... More


. Double-Minded Men

Matthew Kadane

in The Watchful Clothier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169614
eISBN:
9780300188936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169614.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on Joseph Ryder, a clothier who spent his entire life, from 1695 to 1768, in Leeds, England, and who, for his last thirty-five years, kept a spiritual diary that death finally ... More


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