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Into Print Limits and Legacies of the Enlightenment; Essays in Honor of Robert Darnton

ISBN-10: 0271050128

ISBN-13: 9780271050126

Edition: 2011

Authors: Charles Walton

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The famous clash between Edmund Burke and Tom Paine over the Enlightenment's "evil" or "liberating" potential in the French Revolution finds presentday parallels in the battle between those who see the Enlightenment at the origins of modernity's many ills, such as imperialism, racism, misogyny, and totalitarianism, and those who see it as having forged an age of democracy, human rights, and freedom. The essays collected by Charles Walton in Into Print paint a more complicated picture. By focusing on print culture-the production, circulation, and reception of Enlightenment thought-they show how the Enlightenment was shaped through practice and reshaped over time. These essays expand upon an approach to the study of the Enlightenment pioneered four decades ago: the social history of ideas. The contributors to Into Print examine how writers, printers, booksellers, regulators, police, readers, rumormongers, policy makers, diplomats, and sovereigns all struggled over that broad range of ideas and values that we now associate with the Enlightenment. They reveal the financial and fiscal stakes of the Enlightenment print industry and, in turn, how Enlightenment ideas shaped that industry during an age of expanding readership. They probe the limits of Enlightenment universalism, showing how demands for religious tolerance clashed with the demands of science and nationalism. They examine the transnational flow of Enlightenment ideas and opinions, examining its domestic and diplomatic implications. Finally, they show how the culture of the Enlightenment figured in the outbreak and course of the French Revolution.
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
"Un garon plein d'esprit mais extrmement dangereux: The Darnton Subversion"
Making News
A Trojan Horse in Parliament: International Publicity in the Age of the American Revolution
"The Bastard Child of a Noble House": Dtective and Middle-Class Culture in Interwar France
Print, Paper, Markets, and States
Who Were the Booksellers and Printers of Eighteenth-Century France?
Making the Fair Trader: Papermaking, the Excise, and the English State, 1700-1815
Commerce with Books: Reading Practices and Book Diffusion at the Habsburg Court in Florence (1765-1790)
Police and Opinion
Invasion of Lorient: Rumor, Public Opinion, and Foreign Politics in 1740s Paris
Book Seizures and the Politics of Repression in Paris, 1787-1789
Enlightenment in Revolution
A Grub Street Hack Goes to War
Reading in extremis: Revolutionaries Respond to Rousseau
Les graines de la discorde: Print, Public Spirit, and Free Market Politics in the French Revolution
Enlightenment Universalism and Cultural Difference
The Limits of Tolerance: Jews, the Enlightenment, and the Fear of Premature Burial
From Cosmopolitan Anticolonialism to Liberal Imperialism: French Intellectuals and Muslim North Africa in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Appendix: Publications
List of Contributors
Index