Grub Street Abroad: Aspects of the French Cosmopolitan Press by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

By Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

Eighteenth-century French readers who desired to stay alongside of political and literary developments, needed to depend on books and journals imported from overseas. French writers, reminiscent of Voltaire and Rousseau, additionally trusted international corporations to get their works in print. Grub road in a foreign country demonstrates the significance of extraterritorial publishing for the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. via putting the outer edge on the heart of the level, it highlights missed cosmopolitan features of an emergent "public sphere" and issues to forces which undercut Bourbon claims of cultural hegemony. enterprises serving French markets from in a foreign country are considered as a part of a far-flung communications community which, even if delicate to diplomatic pressures from various courts, nonetheless comprised a comparatively self reliant, self sustaining box of operations. issues coated comprise the publishing and enhancing of francophone journals and clandestine manuscripts; the emergence of the e-book overview and the editorial board; the reliance of the philosophes upon overseas businesses; and the cosmopolitan outlook of so-called "Grub highway hacks."

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