Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-323) and index.
Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Official Power and the Paper Trail; Part II: Inscribing a Space of Freedom; Conclusion; Glossary; Abbreviations; Notes; Sources; Index.
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.
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