Digital XML-based editing: the case of Bess of Hardwick's letters

Wiggins, A. (2017) Digital XML-based editing: the case of Bess of Hardwick's letters. In: Loffmann, C. and Phillips, H. (eds.) A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts. Series: Material Readings in Early Modern Culture. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781472474780

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This essay discusses the online edition of the letters of Bess of Hardwick, which brings together 241 extant letters, from the 1550s to the 1600s. In addition to collecting letters dispersed over 19 separate archives, the web-edition allows several features that would be difficult or impossible in print: colour images of 185 letters, for instance, or the ability to flexibly re-sort letters according to various criteria (date, recipient, content, etc.) This essay explores these and other features of online editions, arguing for the advantages (and discussing some of the problems) of publishing in this form.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wiggins, Dr Alison
Authors: Wiggins, A.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
477151A corpus of renaissance correspondence: The letters of Elizabeth TalbotAlison WigginsArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/F017308/1CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE