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Author McNeely, Ian F., 1971-
Title The emancipation of writing : German civil society in the making, 1790s-1820s / Ian F. McNeely.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003]

Series Studies on the history of society and culture
Studies on the history of society and culture.
Subject Bureaucracy -- Germany -- History.
Written communication -- Germany -- History.
Civil society -- Germany -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 329 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-323) and index.
Contents Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Official Power and the Paper Trail; Part II: Inscribing a Space of Freedom; Conclusion; Glossary; Abbreviations; Notes; Sources; Index.
Summary The Emancipation of Writing is the first study of writing in its connection to bureaucracy, citizenship, and the state in Germany. Stitching together micro- and macro-level analysis, it reconstructs the vibrant, textually saturated civic culture of the German southwest in the aftermath of the French Revolution and Napoleon's invasions.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520928527 (electronic bk.)
0520928520 (electronic bk.)
0585468435 (electronic bk.)
9780585468433 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 52999522
Additional Format Print version: McNeely, Ian F., 1971- Emancipation of writing. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003 0520233301 (DLC) 2002002314 (OCoLC)49942879