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Business and Official Correspondence: Historical Investigations

Historical Investigations


Marina Dossena and Susan M. Fitzmaurice

Contents: Maurizio Gotti: Communal Correspondence in Early Modern English: The Philosophical Transactions Network – Urszula Okulska: Textual Strategies in the Diplomatic Correspondence of the Middle and Early Modern English Periods: The Narrative Report Letter as a Genre – Susan Fitzmaurice: Diplomatic Business: Information, Power, and Persuasion in Late Modern English Diplomatic Correspondence – Manfred Markus: Abbreviations in Early Modern English Correspondence – Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade: Edward Pearson Esqr.: The Language of an Eighteenth-century Secretary – Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti: «Conduct yourself towards all persons on every occasion with civility and in a wise and prudent manner; this will render you esteemed»: Stance Features in Nineteenth-century Business Letters – Marina Dossena: Stance and Authority in Nineteenth-century Bank Correspondence - a Case Study – Richard Dury: A Corpus of Nineteenth-century Business Correspondence: Methodology of Transcription.