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The invention of the newspaper : English newsbooks, 1641-1649

Author: Joad Raymond
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The first weekly newspapers, or 'newsbooks', appeared in 1641. The reasons for their appearance have never been fully understood. The Invention of the Newspaper is the first interdisciplinary account of the origins and early development of the English newspaper, using both manuscript and printed evidence to account for the precise moment of the newsbook's appearance - a few months before the outbreak of civil war.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raymond, Joad.
Invention of the newspaper.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joad Raymond
ISBN: 0198130023 9780198130024 9780199282340 019928234X
OCLC Number: 35001910
Notes: A Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Magdalen College, Oxford.
Description: xii, 379 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: What News? --
1. A Narrative History of the English Newsbook, 1641-1649 --
2. The Outbreak of the English Newsbook --
3. Newsbooks, Style, and Political Rhetoric --
4. Paper Bullets: Newsbooks, Pamphlets, and Print Culture --
5. Newsbooks, Their Distribution, and Their Readers --
6. The Crisis of Eloquence: Newsbooks and Historiography --
App. 'Diurnall Occurrences' from Manuscript to Print.
Responsibility: Joad Raymond.
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First published in 1996, and here issued with a new preface, The Invention of the Newspaper describes the emergence of the first weekly news publications, the immediate precursors of the modern  Read more...


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Review from previous edition In this immensely stimulating and diverse work, Raymond succeeds in keeping the different components of theory and description in balance. From the point of view of Read more...

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