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Titolo:
The fading influence of the medieval ars dictaminis in England after 1400
Autore:
Richardson, M;
Indirizzi:
Louisiana State Univ, Dept English, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA Louisiana State Univ Baton Rouge LA USA 70803 , Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
Titolo Testata:
RHETORICA-A JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF RHETORIC
fascicolo: 2, volume: 19, anno: 2001,
pagine: 225 - 247
SICI:
0734-8584(200121)19:2<225:TFIOTM>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Arts & Humanities
Citazioni:
54
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Richardson, M Louisiana State Univ, Dept English, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA Louisiana State Univ Baton Rouge LA USA 70803 LA 70803 USA
Citazione:
M. Richardson, "The fading influence of the medieval ars dictaminis in England after 1400", RHETORICA, 19(2), 2001, pp. 225-247

Abstract

The influence of dictaminal treatises in England was weak throughout the Middle Ages and largely restricted to a limited number of royal clerks and afew academics. Most practitioners were royal chancery clerks who dealt with foreign and ecclesiastical powers. This article focuses chiefly on the use of dictaminal letters by middle class English citizens int he fifteenth and earlier sixteenth centuries. These letters show little significant influence of continental or English dictaminal theory but are chiefly either sprawling news bulletins like the Paston letters or, more commonly, imitationsof the royal missives from the Signet or Privy Seal offices. As the fifteenth century ended even these vestigial dictaminal forms were replaced amongthe middles classes by business formats, such as the letter of credit, although they retained some use among the upper classes into the sixteenth century and in some royal missives into the eighteenth century. The article concludes with suggestions on ways contemporary genre theory might be usefully applied to analyze the rise and decline of the ars dictaminis.

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