A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology: 1450 to 2000 by Peter Beal

By Peter Beal

This is often the 1st Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology ever to be released. facing the topic of documentation--which impacts everyone's lives (from every-day letters, notes, and buying lists, to far-reaching criminal tools, if now not autograph literary masterpieces) Peter Beal defines, in a full of life and available type, a few 1,500 phrases when it comes to manuscripts and their productio and use in Britain from 1450 to the current day. The entries, which variety in size from one line to almost 100 traces each one, conceal phrases defining different types of manuscript, their actual positive aspects and fabrics, writing implements, writing surfaces, scribes and different writing brokers, scripts, postal marking, and seals, in addition to topics with regards to literature, bibliography, files, palaeography, the enhancing and printing of manuscripts, relationship, conservation, and such fields as cartography, trade, heraldry, legislation, and armed forces and naval concerns. The publication comprises ninety six illustrations exhibiting the various positive factors defined.

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It is written on vellum in a professional secretary hand, the borders embellished with foliate decoration and coats of arms emblazoned in their proper colours. g. articles of apprenticeship, of clerkship, or of partnership. g. Lansdowne MS 106, art. 55, in the British Library). articles of agreement A legal document may be referred to as the ‘articles of agreement’ when it embodies a series of clauses, constituting the provisions of an agreement between two or more parties for a transaction or Wnancial arrangement.

Courts of assize, which were not abolished until 1971, generated extensive records, many of which, dating from 1198 to 1971, are preserved in the National Archives at Kew ( JUST and ASSI series). associate Among other meanings of the term, an associate is an oYcer of the higher courts of common law in England, whose duties include superintending the entering of causes, receiving and entering verdicts, and keeping, or supervising the keeping of, all records relevant to these proceedings. An associate was originally a clerk who worked with judges in a commission or oYcial inquiry.

In the USA, however, attorneys have traditionally performed the functions not only of solicitors, but also of barristers, who can represent clients as advocates speaking on their behalf in court. See also p o w e r o f a t t o r n e y and compare b a r r i s t e r and s o l i c i t o r . attribution An attribution occurs when a text has authorship assigned to it, whether correctly or otherwise, and whether or not the alleged author’s name actually appears in the text. Thus a work may be said to be attributed to a particular author as a matter of traditional or general belief, or because of claims made by certain people in earlier times, or because of arguments for authorship 28 made by modern scholars.

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