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by Simon Burrows

eBook Blackmail, Scandal and Revolution: London's French Libellistes, 1758-1792 epub
  • ISBN: 0719065267
  • Author: Simon Burrows
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press (January 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1397 kb
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Simon Burrows examines the activities, adventures, publications, and influence of the most venomous critics of the Bourbon monarchy - French exile libellistes who flocked to London to publish scandalous or sexually.

Simon Burrows examines the activities, adventures, publications, and influence of the most venomous critics of the Bourbon monarchy - French exile libellistes who flocked to London to publish scandalous or sexually salacious pamphlets hoping to extort lavish suppression fees. Simon Burrows examines the activities, adventures, publications, and influence of the most venomous critics of the Bourbon monarchy - French exile libellistes who flocked to London to publish scandalous or sexually salacious pamphlets hoping to extort lavish suppression fees. Smut-mongering pamphleteers are prominent figures in the recent historiography of the French revolution.

Book Condition: Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to. .This is one of the most important books to be published on the origins of the French Revolution for a generation. Professor William Doyle, University of Bristol

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These were the French exile libellistes who flocked to London to publish scandalous or sexually salacious pamphlets in the hope of extorting lavish suppression fees

These were the French exile libellistes who flocked to London to publish scandalous or sexually salacious pamphlets in the hope of extorting lavish suppression fees

Charles Théveneau de Morande (1741–1805) was a gutter journalist, blackmailer and French spy who lived in London in the 18th century.

Charles Théveneau de Morande (1741–1805) was a gutter journalist, blackmailer and French spy who lived in London in the 18th century. Hannah Barker, Simon Burrows (e., Press, Politics and the Public Sphere in Europe and North America, 1760-1820, Cambridge University Press, 2002. Simon Burrows, A Literary Low-Life Reassessed : Charles Théveneau de Morande in London, 1769-1791 , Eighteenth-Century Life, 1er février 1998, p. 76-94.

A P French and P J Kennedy (eds) 1985 London: Harvard University Press 403 pp price £1. 0 ISBN 0 674 62415 7 It should be said at the outset that this is a remarkable book – all that one could hope for in celebration of such an important occasion.

Sexual blackmail: a modern history. McLaren (history, Univ. Initially, men could. Все результаты Поиска книг Google Об авторе (2002).

Simon Burrows examines the activities, adventures, publications, and influence of the most venomous critics of the Bourbon monarchy - French exile libellistes who flocked to London to publish scandalous or sexually salacious pamphlets hoping to extort lavish suppression fees.

Smut-mongering pamphleteers are prominent figures in the recent historiography of the French revolution. Many historians now contend that nihilistic, 'Grub Street' authors sapped the foundations of the monarchy with their 'desacralising' and frequently pornographic attacks on French monarchs and their consorts, above all Marie-Antoinette. Such arguments, it has been suggested, amount to a veritable 'pornographic interpretation' of the French revolution.

Simon Burrows offers a comprehensive refutation of this interpretation and recontextualises 'Grub Street' pamphleteers within the political life of the ancien régime. In the course of his dissection of the libellistes' life histories, social networks, business activities, literary output, political affiliations, and blackmail negotiations, he demonstrates that political pornographic attacks on living monarchs or their consorts were almost unobtainable prior to 1789. He concludes that the libellistes' primary importance lies in their contribution to factional politics and in the public disquiet aroused by desperate and heavy-handed attempts to kidnap or silence them.

With its revisionist interpretation of the pre-revolutionary public sphere, Blackmail, Scandal, and Revolution will be essential reading for students of eighteenth-century political culture and the French revolution. However, its colourful and lively cast of perfidious spies, cynical ministers, royal mistresses, a tragic queen, conniving diplomats, and criminal rogues will also appeal to a wider audience.

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