News and Politics in the Age of Revolution: Jean Luzac's

News and Politics in the Age of Revolution: Jean Luzac's "Gazette de Leyde"

by Jeremy D. Popkin


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Jeremy D. Popkin's book is the first comprehensive examination of the European news industry during the era of the American and French Revolutions. He focuses on the Gazette de Leyde, the period's newspaper of record, and constructs a detailed picture of the'media market'of which it was a part.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501700712
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeremy D. Popkin holds the William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of many books, including You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery and A Short History of the French Revolution.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Abbreviations xiii

1 News and European Culture in the Eighteenth Century 1

2 The Environments of an Eighteenth-Century Newspaper 24

3 The Eighteenth-Century European Press 46

4 Making News in the Eighteenth Century 68

5 Producing a Newspaper in the Eighteenth Century 99

6 The Gazette de Leyde's Readership 120

7 The Gazette de Leyde and the Crises of the 1770s 137

8 Engagement and Disillusionment: Jean Luzac and the Gazette de Leyde from 1782 to 1787 158

9 The Challenge of the French Revolution 188

10 An Old Regime Gazette in the Revolutionary Maelstrom 215

11 The Gazette de Leyde, Politics, and Journalism 249

Sources and Bibliography 267

Index 287

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