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In the late seventeenth century the role of printed propaganda in manipulating public consciousness became increasingly explicit, and governments developed systematic controls over the printed word. This book considers the purposes, mechanisms, content, and audience of royal printed propaganda in early modern France.

The author first sketches the impact of the invention of printing and characterizes propaganda generally during the reign of Louis XIV. In succeeding chapters he discusses the theory and practice of censorship and the government's relationships with the recently established French periodical press, presenting a balanced portrait of the crown's objectives and mixed success in influencing the sources of opinion. The varieties of government-inspired pamphlet propaganda are carefully and extensively analyzed, and signed royal propaganda receives special attention.

Originally published in 1977.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. 1. The Nature of Early Modern Propaganda
  2. pp. 18-49
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  1. 2. Censorship
  2. pp. 50-72
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  1. 3. The French Periodical Press
  2. pp. 73-100
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  1. 4. Colbert de Torcv and the Tradition ofFrench Pamphlet Propaganda
  2. pp. 101-127
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  1. 5. Jean de la Chapelle and theLettres (Pun Suisse
  2. pp. 128-185
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  1. 6. Jean-Baptiste Dubos and the Propagandaof the Book
  2. pp. 186-208
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  1. 7. Princely Propaganda and the Crisisof 1709-1710
  2. pp. 209-260
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  1. 8. Joachim Legrand and the Climaxof Torcy's Propaganda
  2. pp. 261-305
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 306-311
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 312-321
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 322-345
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400869824
MARC Record
OCLC
933516429
Pages
358
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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