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dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, E
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-17T14:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.description.abstractThis article is about information management, the social value of letters, and the use and manipulation of missives written from diplomatic agents abroad in the wake of their sending. It will argue that this afterlife is not imposed on otherwise ephemeral and passive letters; rather, their later use and representational, collective value exists as part of their active, intentional life. These acutely self-conscious letters of embassy were writings with political and social weight, for the individual diplomat and beyond. In the context of the geographically estranged and thus politically vulnerable courtier, letters were a primary tool for navigating relationships and managing one’s reputation, though one that was neither unproblematic nor sure of success. This article will offer an examination of the letter-book(s) of Henry Unton, a soldier-diplomat who, whilst well-known, often appears only in the footnotes of other people’s stories. Relegation to supporting narrative is typical of where we find such letter-books: they are pillaged for fact and narrative rather than being considered as items that are worthy of examination in their own right. Focused attention on the context and form of Unton’s letter-book permits reflections on the role, usage and features of the sixteenth-century diplomatic letter-book, and engages issues of selfrepresentation and reputation management, manuscript transmission, and early archival practices.en_GB
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/39263
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press for Huntington Libraryen_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonUnder temporary indefinite embargo pending publication by University of Pennsylvania Press . AAM to be replaced with published version on publication  under a 12 month embargoen_GB
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 author accepted manuscript.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalHuntington Library Quarterlyen_GB
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dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-08
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-08-08
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_GB
refterms.dateFCD2019-10-17T10:35:23Z
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