Grub Street abroad: aspects of the French cosmopolitan press from the age of Louis XIV to the French Revolution

Clarendon Press, 1 de out de 1992 - 172 páginas
Eighteenth-century French readers who wanted to keep up with political and literary trends, had to rely on books and journals imported from abroad. French writers, such as Voltaire and Rousseau, also depended on foreign firms to get their works in print. Grub Street Abroad demonstrates the importance of extraterritorial publishing for the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. By placing the periphery at the centre of the stage, it highlights neglected cosmopolitan aspects of the French Enlightenment and points to forces which undercut Bourbonclaims of cultural hegemony. Firms serving French markets from abroad are viewed as part of a far-flung communications network which comprised a relatively autonomous, independent field of operations. Topics covered include the publishing and editing of francophone journals and clandestinemanuscripts; the emergence of the book review and the editorial board; the reliance of the philosophes upon foreign firms; the cosmopolitan outlook of so-called 'Grub Street hacks'.

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Elizabeth L. Eisenstein is the Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History (Emerita) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of many book and articles, including The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Cambridge, 1979) and Grub Street Abroad: Aspects of the Eighteenth Century French Cosmopolitan Press (1992). In 2002, she was awarded the American Historial Association's Award for Scholarly Distinction.

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