Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2009

272 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065279

Bookseller Code (06)


Blackmail, scandal, and revolution

London's French libellistes, 1758-92

Simon Burrows

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Revolutionises our understanding of the influence of scandalous literature and political pornography in eighteenth-century France, and especially of pamphlet attacks on Queen Marie-Antoinette Addresses subjects of enduring popular interest, including the enigmatic and tragic queen Marie-Antoinette, political scandal, pornography, crime, intrigue and espionage Offers a very different view of old regime public opinion and political pamphleteering to existing literature on the French public sphere Contributes new insights into a range of historiographical issues beyond scandal and pamphleteering

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