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News in Early Modern Europe

Currents and Connections


Edited by Simon Davies and Puck Fletcher

News in Early Modern Europe – Currents and Connections, edited by Simon Davies and Puck Fletcher, presents significant new research on the production and dissemination of news in early modern Europe. Interdisciplinary in focus, and wide in geographical and chronological scope, the collection includes theoretical enquiries about the nature of news alongside deep archival case studies.

Chapters in the volume cover such issues as: the functioning of international networks of news dissemination; the blurred boundaries between news reporting and other forms of writing, including entertainment, propaganda, and satire; the ways in which issues in social history, such as neighbourhood and gender, can be explored via study of news; and the cross-pollination of news and literature, in drama, ballads, and plague writing.

Contributors include: Viviana Comensoli, Virginia Dillon, Andrew Hadfield, John M. Hunt, Anna Kalinowska, Joop W. Koopmans, Lena Liapi, Nick Moon, Adam Morton, Lena Steveker, Catherine Tremain, Emma Whipday.