Publishing and Readership in Revolutionary France and America: A Symposium at the Library of Congress


This volume presents a comparative framework in which to study the history of publishing and readership in Europe and North America during the eighteenth century. The chapters are grouped in four broad sections devoted to publishing as a profession, publishing and the law, readership, and the collection and use of materials. Chapters in each section are written by leading French and American specialists in this field. The chapter authors address their topics from the perspectives of social, economic, and cultural history; literary criticism; law; and library history. This comparative approach yields new insights into the political cultures of eighteenth-century France and America and into the relationship of print media and political culture.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Daniel Roche
  • Robert Darnton
  • Larzer Ziff
  • Carla Hesse
  • James Gilreath
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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