Press And Speech Freedoms In The World, From Antiquity Until 1998 / Edition 1

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Although Americans tend to take the concept and protection of free expression for granted, free press and free speech are at best only tentatively established in some nations of the world. Covering prehistoric times to mid-1998, this book provides a year-by-year report of the efforts to free the press throughout the world. Since the American concept of free speech came from England, the early chapters place a heavy emphasis on events in England, while later chapters include other nations throughout the world. Ingelhart provides a thorough overview of free press and free speech principles and the continuing effort to extend those freedoms almost everywhere.

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Editorial Reviews

A companion volume to Press and Speech Freedoms in America, 1619- 1995 (Greenwood Press, 1997). Presents the slow journey toward free speech and the occasional backward steps as reflected in institutional actions, judicial sentences, and quotations from leading proponents and opponents of free speech. Organized year-by-year, and within that framework, country by country. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313308512
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/17/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Lexile: 1610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

LOUIS EDWARD INGELHART is Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Ball State University and has been a champion of press freedom for at least fifty years.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1 From Antiquity to Printing: 30,000 B.C. to 1499 1
Chapter 2 England Struggles into the Communication Age: 9 A.D. Through 1599 14
Chapter 3 Irreverence and Newspapers: 1500 Through 1699 31
Chapter 4 Schismatism in England: 1600 Through 1643 42
Chapter 5 Freedom of Expression Beckons in England: 1644 Through 1699 57
Chapter 6 Libel in England: 1700 Through 1759 81
Chapter 7 Repression and Tyrants: 1700 Through 1799 101
Chapter 8 Parliament and the King's Ministers: 1760 Through 1799 109
Chapter 9 Suppression, Vice, Stamp Taxes, Blasphemy: 1800 Through 1899 125
Chapter 10 The Nineteenth-Century Confusions: 1800 Through 1899 155
Chapter 11 Wartime Censorship: 1900 Through 1924 168
Chapter 12 New Tyrannies: 1925 Through 1959 182
Chapter 13 Freedom of Expression Struggles On: 1960 Through 1979 193
Chapter 14 A Century Ends--A Century Begins: 1980 Through 1994 201
Chapter 15 But Tyranny Rules: 1995 to 1998 209
Chapter 16 The Future of the World's Freedom of Expression 228
Notes 239
Selected Bibliography 275
Index of Persons 278
Index of Subjects 291
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