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Eloquence as profession and art

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the use of the ars dictaminis in the letters of Gilbert Stone and his contemporaries, c. 1300-c. 1450
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This thesis is a study of the use of the ars dictaminis (the art of letter-writing) in fourteenth and early fifteenth century England. It has three aims: firstly to examine the extent to which the ars was an integral and important part of professional administration, ecclesiastical and secular; secondly to describe the nature of eloquent epistolary composition and compare this to the traditional requirements of the

ars; and thirdly to investigate in the context of th... Expand abstract

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University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
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Publication date:
1986
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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602328517
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2013-06-22

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