Two random - and disconnected - thoughts:
It's considered a breach of etiquette not to address
medical drs. as Dr. So&so, but Phd's are considered
arrogant or some such for calling themselves same. Who
made up that rule? I wonder how drs. sign articles in
Since Christopher thought OP was "out of print," he
may not know that the letters stand for Order of
Preachers, i.e. Dominicans.
--- Dorothea Martin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello to all,
> I think that we as medievalists understand the
> religious suffix to the name
> better than others, it was and most likely still is
> a question of
> belonging, as was true with all medieval names of
> the upper classes. What I
> don't know iw whether these religious suffixes are
> considered part of the
> legal name. Anyone who has spent a lifetime serving
> in one of these orders
> knows what the folks who wrote the application for
> admissions to my
> graduate school did not know when they wrote:
> "Please give full name without honorific titles such
> as Sister."
> Dotty Martin
> At 10:46 PM 1/21/01 MST, you wrote:
> >Leah Rutchick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>What is the general opinion on whether one should
> use the vocational title
> >in a bibliographic citation?
> >as Marjorie and Clement's posts demonstrate, this
> would be a nice gesture, at
> >the least; my own problem was that i am
> unaccountably suspicious of guys
> >"Marie," and most all of Doctor (Professor?
> Father??)'s works which i've seen
> >have been signed "M.-D. Chenu," though i believe i
> have seen one "Marie
> >-[?]D.," but never noticed the "O.P." which
> would, in any case, be read as
> >"Out of Print" in my world. not much help.
> >i certainly mean no disrepect, particularly for
> those scholars whose work has
> >gained my respect, as is certainly the case here.
> >and i thank Marjorie for the clarification.
> >best to all from here,
> >Get free email and a permanent address at
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