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The devil in the holy water or the art of slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Robert Darnton

The devil in the holy water or the art of slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesDevil in the holy water
StatementRobert Darnton
SeriesMaterial texts, Material texts
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ265 .D3675 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 534 p., 4 p. of plates :
Number of Pages534
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24533617M
ISBN 100812241835
ISBN 109780812241839
LC Control Number2009028209
OCLC/WorldCa320800451

French Studies/French Joint Ph.D. Program French Studies/History Joint Ph.D. Program French Studies/Anthropology Joint Ph.D Program. A History of Slander. A new book reveals what 18th-century French libelers and contemporary journalists have in common. The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV .


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Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,   Robert Darnton wants to add to the list. His latest book, The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon, focuses on the literature of calumny, which took the form of scandal sheets known as libelles.

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In this concise and thought-provoking study, eminent scholar Darnton (Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor & Director of the University Library, Harvard; The Devil in the Holy Water; or, The Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon) has ably mined the available evidence surrounding the investigation and string of arrests for sedition Brand: Harvard University Press.

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Part detective story, part revolutionary history, The Devil in the Holy Water has much to tell us about the nature of authorship and the book trade, about Grub Street journalism and the shaping of public opinion, and about the important work that scurrilous words have done in many times and places."--BOOK : Margaret Schaus.

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H-France Forum Volume 5 Page 97 H-France Forum, Volume 5, Issue 4 (Fall ), No. 3 Robert Darnton, The Devil in the Holy Water or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp, 47 ill.

Not to mention that there was a whole separate literature of slander in calumny at that time in France which thrived on making up that sort of stuff, and which literally consisted of nothing more than more or less made up claims about high society in general and especially the court of France from the time of Louis XIV and onwards.

Robert Darnton, The Devil in the Holy Water or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon, UPP, pp., combines his usual readability with an analysis of how slander would ultimately be a vital factor in derailing the ancien régime. D.’s dissecting of libel isAuthor: Paul A.

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Robert Darnton, The Devil in the Holy Water or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp, 47 ill. Notes, index. $/£ (pb). ISBN The Devil in the Details. Reply by Robert Darnton, Harvard University Anyone who has labored on a large-scale book.In "Reasons to write," the Times Literary Supplement examines recent books on France's literary past, including three Penn Press titles: The Literary Market: Authorship and Modernity in the Old Regime, The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon, and The Bohemians.

"Historians of the book continue to fillet the publishing industry of the late .He has written and edited many books, the latest of which are The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future (PublicAffairs, ), The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon (University of Pennsylvania Press, ), Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Belknap Press,