Thomas Madox and the Origins of English Diplomatic Scholarship

  title={Thomas Madox and the Origins of English Diplomatic Scholarship},
  author={Charlotte Harrison},
  journal={Journal of the Society of Archivists},
  pages={147 - 169}
Recent research in Canada has highlighted both the theoretical importance of diplomatic in the development of archival science, and the practical applications of a special diplomatic for electronic records. Luciana Duranti has described how the research has been stimulated by the fresh consideration of the origins of French, German and Italian diplomatic scholarship, its principles and purposes. This article looks at the origins of English diplomatic studies, focusing on Thomas Madox's… 
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