Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution: The Culture of Calumny and the Problem of Free Speech

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CONTENTS
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction3
Part IThe Old Regime
ONEPolicing in the Old Regime17
TWOThe Culture of Calumny and Honor39
THREEImagining Press Freedom and Limits in the Enlightenment51
FOURFrom the Cahiers de doléances to the Declaration of Rights73
Part IIThe French Revolution
FIVEFrom Lèse-Nation to the Law of Suspects: Legislating Limits97
SIXOaths, Honor, and the Sacred Foundations of Authority137
SEVENFrom Local Repression to High Justice: Limits in Action159
EIGHTPolicing the Moral Limits: Public Spirit, Surveillance, and the Remaking of Mæurs193
Conclusion227
Notes239
Works Cited293
Index317

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