Media & Political Culture
in the Eighteenth Century
[In English & French]
Edited By Marie-Christine Skuncke
Almqvist & Wiksell
130 pages, 6 ½" x 9 ½"
$69.50 Paper Original
The eighteenth century, in which the Royal Academy of Letters was created in Stockholm, was a time of intense political discussion. Concepts such as human rights and social equality were beginning to take shape in Europe and North America. Critical views spread through a variety of media which undermined the power structures of the Old Regime, gossip, newspapers, libels, memoirs, chroniques scandaleuses, engravings, etc.
When the Royal Academy of Letters celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2003, one of the events was a symposium in Stockholm entitled 'Media and Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century.' The present volume includes the contributions of the four keynote lecturers, John Brewer, Robert Darnton, Carla Hesse and Jean Sgard.
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