Diplomatic Attitudes: From Mabillon to Metadata

  title={Diplomatic Attitudes: From Mabillon to Metadata},
  author={Caroline Williams},
  journal={Journal of the Society of Archivists},
  pages={1 - 24}
  • Caroline Williams
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the Society of Archivists
Knowledge of diplomatic and the application of its techniques continue to underpin the analysis of current records and record-keeping systems. This article explores the development of approaches to diplomatic from before the publication of Mabillon's De re diplomatica in 1681 to its resurrection as an analytical tool at the end of the twentieth century, and considers its relevance for an electronic record-keeping environment. 
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