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Title News in early modern Europe : currents and connections / edited by Simon F. Davies, Puck Fletcher.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]

Series Library of the Written Word ; 39
Library of the written word ; 39.
Subject Press -- Europe -- History.
Communication -- Europe -- History.
Alt Name Davies, Simon F.
Fletcher, Puck.
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents International news networks -- The 1755 Lisbon earthquake and tsunami in Dutch news sources: the functioning of early modern news dissemination / Joop W. Koopmans -- "We have tidings out of Polonia": English corantos, news networks and the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth / Anna Kalinowska -- Transylvania in German Newspapers: Systems of Reporting and the News Stories of Gyorgy II Rakoczi, 1657- 1658 / Virginia Dillon -- Part 2. Exploring the boundaries: news for entertainment -- Propaganda, and satire news of the Sussex dragon / Andrew Hadfield -- "Loyal hind", "The prince of thieves": crime pamphlets and royalist propaganda in the 1650s / Lena Liapi -- Intensive ephemera: the Catholick Gamesters and the visual culture of news in Restoration London / Adam Morton -- Part 3. News and social history -- Rumour, newsletters, and the Pope's Death in early modern Rome / John M. Hunt -- "A true reporte": news and the neighbourhood in early modern domestic murder texts / Emma Whipday -- Life after death: gender, idealized virtues, and the obituary in eighteenth-century newspapers / Catherine Tremain -- Part 4. News in literary forms -- "This straunge newes": plague writing, print culture, and the Invention of news in Thomas Dekker's The wonderful yeare (1603) / Viviana Comensoli -- English news plays of the early 1620s: Thomas Middleton's A game at chess and Ben Jonson's The staple of news / Lena Steveker -- "This is attested truth": the rhetoric of truthfulness in early modern broadside ballads / Nick Moon.
Summary This book presents significant new research on the production and dissemination of news in early modern Europe. Interdisciplinary in focus, and wide in geographical and chronological scope, the collection includes theoretical enquiries about the nature of news alongside deep archival case studies.0Chapters in the volume cover such issues as: the functioning of international networks of news dissemination; the blurred boundaries between news reporting and other forms of writing, including entertainment, propaganda, and satire; the ways in which issues in social history, such as neighbourhood and gender, can be explored via study of news; and the cross-pollination of news and literature, in drama, ballads, and plague writing.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9789004276864 (electronic bk.)
9004276866 (electronic bk.)
1306976898 (ebk)
9781306976893 (ebk)
OCLC # 884725782
Additional Format Print version: News in early modern Europe 9789004276857 (DLC) 2014014321 (OCoLC)876564226

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