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Blackmail, scandal and revolution : London's French libellistes, 1758-92

Author: Simon Burrows
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Named Person: Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Burrows
ISBN: 9780719065279 0719065275
OCLC Number: 305161406
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
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Contents: List of illustrationsList of tablesAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsNotes on conventions, translations and terminologyPrologueIntroductionChapter 1: London's French libellistesChapter 2: Peddling libellesChapter 3: The policing and politics of libelles, 1758-1778Chapter 4: The policing and politics of libelles, 1778-1792Chapter 5: The scandalous history of Marie-AntoinetteChapter 6: The corpus of blackmail libelles, 1758-1789Chapter 7: Discourses of despotism and freedomConclusionAppendix: The secret depot in the BastilleSources -- .
Responsibility: Simon Burrows.

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"This is one of the most important books to be published on the origins of the French Revolution for a generation." William Doyle, University of Bristol

 
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