The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe
Edited by Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Brendan Dooley
Published November 4th 2011 by Routledge – 320 pages
In its various European contexts, the invention and spread of newspapers in the seventeenth century had a profound effect on early modern culture and politics. While recent research has explored the role of the newspaper in transforming information into ideology in various European countries, this book is the first to bring this work together into a comprehensive and comparative survey.
'Contributors to this volume have uncovered several important aspects of the increasingly intimate relationship between political information, its diffusion through media and the reading public.' - Massimiliano Demata, University of Bari, Italy
'I certainly learned much from the collection, and the inclusion of pieces on Scandinavia, Italy and the Hadsburg Netherlands is especially welcome, as there are so few English-language studies of these regions in the Seventeeth century…Drawing upon this volume, English-speaking university tutors will now find it possible to lead seminars on early modern news in genuinely comparative pan-European way.' - Mark S. R. Jenner, University of York