The Press in the French Revolution

Volume editor Harvey Chisick

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ISBN: 9780729404150

Publication: January 1, 1991

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 287

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In this volume an international team of contributors address several key themes surrounding the role of the press in the French Revolution, including the beginnings of the Revolution and its impact on the press; how Old Regime journals reacted to the Revolution; the roles of journalists – both popular and elitist – in the politics of the Revolution; language and revolution; and images and their uses. Whilst not neglecting the production and economics of periodicals of the time, several contributors make use of the notion of discourse, and highlight various aspects of language and ideas in a revolutionary context. 

The Press in the French Revolution contains expanded versions of papers presented at the University of Haifa in the spring of 1987. Contributors include some of the leading historians of the press
and revolutionary France: Antoine de Baecque, Raymond Birn, Jean-Paul Bertaud, Jack Censer, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Sarah Maza, Harvey Mitchell, Jeremy Popkin, Pierre Rétat, Denis Richet, Jean Sgard, Suzanne Tucoo-Chala, Michel Vovelle and Jacques Wagner. 

Introduction

The beginning of the Revolution and its impact on the press 
Denis Richet, Les canaux de la propagation des idées contestataires avant la presse révolutionnaire 
Jean Sgard, ‘On dit’ 
Jacques Wagner, Peuple et pouvoir dans le Journal encyclopédique à la veille de la Révolution française 
Raymond Birn, The pamphlet press and the Estates-General of 1789 
Pierre Rétat, Pamphlet numéroté et journal en 1789 

Old regime journals confront the Revolution 
Jeremy D. Popkin, The élite press in the French Revolution: the Gazette de Leyde and the Gazette universelle 
Joan Lenardon, The paradox of revolution within an étatiste mentality 
Harvey Chisick, The disappearance of a great Enlightenment periodical: the Année littéraire, 1789-1790 
Jeremy Black, The challenge of the Revolution and the British press 

Journalists and politics 
Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, The tribune of the people: a new species of demagogue 
W. J. Murray, Journalism as a career choice in 1789 
Jack R. Censer, Robespierre the journalist 
Frances Malino, Zalkind Hourwitz, the Jews and the revolutionary press 

Journalism and politics: the elitist press 
Myriam Yardeni, Paradoxes politiques et persuasion dans les Annales de Linguet 
Jean-Paul Bertaud, L’Ami du roi de l’abbé Royou 
Suzanne Tucoo-Chala, Un Moniteur universel idéal: le Supplément historique de l’An IV 
Melvin Edelstein, La Feuille villageoise and rural political modernisation 
Antoine de Baecque, La dénonciation publique dans la presse et le pamphlet (1789-1791) 
Ouzi Elyada, Les récits de complot dans la presse populaire parisienne (1790-1791) 
Emile Ducoudray, De la presse d’opinion aux groupes de pression: les clubs électoraux parisiens en 1791-1792 

Language and revolution 
Dante Lenardon; The genesis of revolutionary language and vocabulary in the Journal encyclopédique 
Roselyne Koren, Violence verbale et argumentation dans la presse révolutionnaire et contre-révolutionnaire 
Harvey Mitchell, Edmund Burke’s language of politics and his audience 

Images and their uses 
Sarah Maza, L’image de la souveraine: féminité et politique dans les pamphlets de l’affaire du Collier 
Michel Vovelle, L’altération de l’image royale à travers l’estampe et la chanson (1788-1794) 
Claude Gandelman, Appropriation et fécalisation: le rôle de la scatologie dans l’imagerie et le langage sans-culotte 

Index

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

440 Pages

Copyright: © 1991

ISBN: 9780729404150

Publication: January 1, 1991

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 287

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