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The Elizabethan new year's gift exchanges, 1559-1603, edited by Jane A. Lawson

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The Elizabethan new year's gift exchanges, 1559-1603
Title
The Elizabethan new year's gift exchanges, 1559-1603
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edited by Jane A. Lawson
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Language
eng
Summary
"The records of Queen Elizabeth's New Year's gift exchanges convey a wealth of information about the late Tudor court. Records of twenty-four exchanges survive from the forty-five years of Elizabeth's reign, naming more than 1,200 participants. The vellum rolls record what was given to the Queen and what she gave in return. The gift rolls convey important information on a broad range of topics, including Elizabethan biography, language, and social and economic conditions, as well as the age's costume, jewellery, and plate, yet they remain largely unstudied by scholars in the many disciplines that would benefit from such evidence. A. Jeffries Collins, the first scholar to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the rolls, lamented more than a half-century ago how little use had been made of them by professional historians. Elizabethan studies rarely cite the substantial and varied information found in these documents, and even that use has been almost wholly restricted to the seven New Year's rolls edited in whole or part to date. This edition opens up their use to scholars by providing complete transcriptions of the extant rolls. They are complemented by five appendices which include biographical sketches of participants with cross references to their titles, a table of court offices with details of participants' offices and occupations, a listing of gift terms and descriptors, and a glossary of unusual or obsolete words found on the rolls"--provided by publisher
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Lawson, Jane A
Dewey number
390.22094109031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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British Academy
Series statement
Records of social and economic history, new series
Series volume
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Ceremonial exchange
  • Kings and rulers
  • Gifts
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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The Elizabethan new year's gift exchanges, 1559-1603, edited by Jane A. Lawson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-531) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17338396
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 739 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780197265260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785869456
Label
The Elizabethan new year's gift exchanges, 1559-1603, edited by Jane A. Lawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-531) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17338396
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 739 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780197265260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785869456

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