Governed by Opinion: Politics, Religion and the Dynamics of Communication in Stuart London, 1637-45 (International Library of Historical Studies v. 10

Governed by Opinion: Politics, Religion and the Dynamics of Communication in Stuart London, 1637-45 (International Library of Historical Studies v. 10

By: Dagmar Freist (author)Hardback

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Using the material of court records, literary sources and the reports of everyday talk, this work shows how political opinion was formed. It covers the politics of censorship and the role of the London Book trade in manufacturing and spreading opinion, arguing that the 1640s laid the foundations of the political awareness of the people.

Contents

Part 1 Opinions under scrutiny - the politics of censorship: the practice and impact of censorship in the streets of London; change and continuity of censorship under the long parliament; competing censors - the king and the parliament. Part 2 Opinions "en vogue" - the London pamphlet market: critical voices of "male-female" authors, printers, booksellers, and hawkers; the politics of printing and the distribution network of the London pamphlet market. Part 3 Religion, politics and popular literary genres: "base pictures putting me in a cage" - woodcuts as opinion leaders; "to be sung to the tune of..." - ballads as popular political commentators; "religion's made a tennis ball" - satirical and other observations of the time. Part 4 Talking politics - opinions, rumour and gossip: verbal graffiti - discontent with high politics in statements from below; vox populi - genres of talk and common interpretations of politics and religion 1637 to 1645. Part 5 The dynamics of communication: interfaces of orality and literacy; people in communication; gender and communication.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860641107
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781860641107
  • ISBN10: 1860641105

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