Contents

Acknowledgements IX

Notes on Contributors XI

List of Illustrations XVIII

Part 1 Introduction

A Network of Networks: Spreading the News in an Expanding World of Information 3

Paul Goring

Part 2 Exordium

1 Truth and Trust and the Eighteenth-Century Anglophone Newspaper 27

William B. Warner

Part 3 Archival Limits

2 Searching for Dr. Johnson: The Digitisation of the Burney Newspaper Collection 51

Andrew Prescott

3 Spreading the News within the Clerical Profession: Newspapers and the Church in the North of England, 1660–1760 72

Daniel Reed

Part 4 Manuscript, Print, Word of Mouth

4 All the News That’s Fit to Write: The Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Newsletter 95

Rachael Scarborough King

5 Christoff Koch (1637–1711): Sweden’s Man in Moscow 119

Heiko Droste and Ingrid Maier

6 What the Posol’skii prikaz Really Knew: Intelligencers, Secret Agents and Their Reports 140

Daniel C. Waugh

Part 5 Foreign Reporting

7 News of Travels, Travelling News: The Mediation of Travel and Exploration in the Gazette de France and the Journal de l’Empire 159

Marius Warholm Haugen

8 Foreign News Reporting in Transition: James Perry and the French Constitution Ceremony 181

Johanne Kristiansen

9 Diplomatic Channels and Chinese Whispers: Reception and Transformation of the Moscow Uprising of 1648 in Sweden and France 203

Malte Griesse

Part 6 Advertising

10 From Piety to Profit: The Development of Newspaper Advertising in the Dutch Golden Age 233

Arthur der Weduwen

11 Mercury as Merchant: The Advertisement of Novels in Eighteenth-Century Provincial English Newspapers 254

Siv Gøril Brandtzæg

Part 7 Control

12 Establishing a State-controlled Network for News Trading in the Swedish Baltic Provinces in the Late Seventeenth Century: Causes and Consequences 279

Kaarel Vanamölder

13 News versus Opinion: The State, the Press, and the Northern Enlightenment 299

Ellen Krefting

Part 8 Endpiece

14 Was There an Enlightenment Culture of News? 321

Andrew Pettegree

Bibliography 343

Index 368

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