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ISBN-10: 0674066049
ISBN-13: 9780674066045
Publisher: Belknap Press
Publish Date: 09/03/2012
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.60" W, 0.70" H

Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Performed by: Helene Delavault
Performed by: Claude Pavy

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Listen to “An Electronic Cabaret: Paris Street Songs, 1748-50” for songs from Poetry and the PoliceAudio recording copyright (c) 2010 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved.

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Darnton has ably mined the available evidence surrounding the 1749 investigation and string of arrests for sedition known as the Affair of the Fourteen and produced a remarkable analysis of a subversive Parisian public discourse that openly attacked the king, his mistress, new taxes, and an unpopular peace treaty. Darnton lucidly reconstructs a world where information traveled through poems and songs set to familiar melodies; he reminds us that our world of instant communication, tweets, and 24-hour news cycles is not as distinctive as we may believe. With rich end matter that includes the lyrics of poems and songs as well as a link to a superb recording of some of the songs by cabaret artist Hélène Delavault, this interdisciplinary piece is highly recommended for serious students across the humanities as well as readers with an interest in 18th-century French culture and politics.–Brian Odom "Library Journal" (9/15/2010 12:00:00 AM)
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ISBN-10: 0674066049
ISBN-13: 9780674066045
Publisher: Belknap Press
Publish Date: 09/03/2012
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.60" W, 0.70" H
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