Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1)

MEDIEVAL MERCHANTS’ LETTERS IN NORTHERN EUROPE: Functions and conventions




Julkaisun tekijät: Kallioinen M.

Kustantaja: Taylor and Francis A.S.

Julkaisuvuosi: 2019

Journal: Scandinavian Journal of History

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: Scandinavian Journal of History

Volyymi: 44

Julkaisunumero: 1

Sivujen määrä: 24

ISSN: 0346-8755

eISSN: 1502-7716

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2018.1501417


Tiivistelmä

This article is concerned with the characteristic features that define medieval merchants’ letters. It explores systematically a collection of merchants’ letters from early 16th-century Finland, the so-called Scheel’s collection, which is unique in medieval northern Europe. Scheel’s letters show surprising conformity. They followed the conventions of letter writing, including their content, form, and style. Scheel’s letters were employed primarily as operative instruments in the organizing and controlling of transactions, reflecting similar functions to other European merchants’ letters. In line with other European correspondences, they also included most of the components of the rules of letter writing.


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