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dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, E
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-17T14:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-16
dc.description.abstractThis essay examines the letter-books that record the correspondence of Sir Henry Unton, resident ambassador to Henry IV of France from 1591–92 and again in 1595–96. Several (different) copies of his letter-book survive, raising questions about their origin and their social, political, and antiquarian value. Evidence of textual elision in one copy suggests conscious editing, supporting a theory that diplomatic letters functioned as more than ephemeral carriers of information. The corpus of letters left by an embassy represented its lasting written record, and the compiling of select letters into a discrete collection was one of several reputation management techniques open to the vulnerable aspirant within the competitive political environment of the late sixteenth century.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 82 (4), pp. pp. 559-578en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/hlq.2019.0032
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/39263
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press for Huntington Libraryen_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonUnder embargo until 16 April 2021 in compliance with publisher policyen_GB
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dc.titleDiplomatic Letters as Political Literature: Copying Sir Henry Unton’s Lettersen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2019-10-17T14:17:00Z
dc.identifier.issn0018-7895
dc.descriptionThis is the final version. Available from University of Pennsylvania Press via the DOI in this recorden_GB
dc.identifier.journalHuntington Library Quarterlyen_GB
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dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-08
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_GB
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