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Author Darnton, Robert
Title The devil in the holy water or the art of slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon / Robert Darnton
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2010
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 RCHSS Library  PQ265 D3675 2010    AVAILABLE    30560400592942
 Modern History Library  840.9005 D223    AVAILABLE    30550100503729
Descript viii, 534 p., 4 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Series Material texts
Material texts
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Interlocking libels. The armor-plated gazetteer -- The devil in the holy water -- The Parisian police unveiled -- The secret life of Pierre Manuel -- The end of the line -- Politics and police work. Slander and politics -- The book police at work -- A double agent and his authors -- Secret missions -- Hugger-mugger -- Entrapment -- The view from Versailles -- The devil in the Bastille -- Bohemians before Bohemianism -- The Grub Street route to revolution -- Slander into terror -- Words and deeds -- Postscript, 1802 -- The literature of libel : basic ingredients. The nature of libels -- Anecdotes -- Portraits -- News -- The literature of libel : private lives. Revolutionary metamorphoses -- Sex and politics -- Decadence and despotism -- Royal depravity -- Private lives and public affairs -- Conclusion
Subject French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Underground literature -- Publishing -- France -- History -- 18th century
Libel and slander in literature
Libel and slander -- France -- History -- 18th century
Authors and publishers -- France -- History -- 18th century
Publishers and publishing -- France -- History -- 18th century
Law and literature -- France -- History -- 18th century
Literature and society -- France -- History -- 18th century
Alt Title Devil in the holy water
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