A Formula Book of English Official Historical Documents, Vol. 1

A Formula Book of English Official Historical Documents, Vol. 1 : Diplomatic Documents; Selected and Transcribed by a Seminar of the London School of Economics (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Formula Book of English Official Historical Documents, Vol. 1: Diplomatic Documents; Selected and Transcribed by a Seminar of the London School of Economics Diplomatic Studies which have been published by the Editor as a separate work 1. It was suggested, however, that these Formulas might be worthy of publication in an expanded form, and a Seminar of the London School of Economics was prepared to undertake the task of selecting and transcribing the documents required for this purpose. The venture, therefore, was made under conditions which have at least proved interesting and instructive to those who have taken part in it. In one aspect, however, the scope of the work is strictly limited, for it was quite impracticable to Specialize in any one period or to give an exhaustive account of any particular class of instruments in a survey of the whole field of official diplomatic composition from the 7th century to the lgth. The chief claim of this Formula Book upon the attention of historical students and Record workers will be found in its comprehensive design and in the further attempt that it makes, for the first time, to present the several types of official instruments in a connected series. In addition to a serious diplomatic description of the several documents, their provenance has also been broadly indicated, together with their bibliographical relations. Thus the student can in most cases ascertain at a glance the position of an original instrument in respect of enrolment or entry, together with its published form as a complete text, abstract, or mere description. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 268g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243104170
  • 9780243104178