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Middle-class writing in late medieval London

Author: Malcolm Richardson
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
Series: History of the book (London, England), no. 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richardson explores how a powerful culture of writing was created in late medieval London, even though initially few inhabitants could actually write themselves. Whilst previous studies have tended  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Richardson, Malcolm.
Middle class writing in late medieval London.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2010
(OCoLC)649804515
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Richardson
ISBN: 9781848930339 184893033X
OCLC Number: 700195775
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages).
Contents: London middle-class writing : the institutional bases --
An inextricable labyrinth : the major genres of civic life --
English middle-class writing in the earlier fifteenth century : the vernacular letters --
Women's letters and men's books --
Conclusions and speculations.
Series Title: History of the book (London, England), no. 7.
Responsibility: by Malcolm Richardson.

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