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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
593 words

Every period of the Middle Ages practised the epistolary genre on a large scale, its popularity being explained by the

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
808 words

A literary form normally associated with personal written correspondence between two or more individuals. Letter-writing may be distinguished from

Letters

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
998 words

in their different forms—personal and private, official, or printed and public—constitute a potent resource for the historian and biographer. The

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
778 words

Also epistles, a substantial corpus of documentary evidence for the MA derived from personal and official correspondence, and comprising a

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

served a variety of purposes in Chaucer's England. (He uses the words lettre or letter and for more formal documents

Letters

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,286 words

The Enlightenment was the great era of letter-writing. Letters were written, exchanged, and read by people of all ages and

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

The Judean Desert Scrolls include an extremely diverse corpus of letters. Discovered at five or six different sites, the manuscripts

Letters

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
800 words

Women's letters have provided biographers and historians with a treasure trove of information about how women of the past lived,

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