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The Resource Books without borders in Enlightenment Europe : French cosmopolitanism and German literary markets, Jeffrey Freedman

Books without borders in Enlightenment Europe : French cosmopolitanism and German literary markets, Jeffrey Freedman

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Books without borders in Enlightenment Europe : French cosmopolitanism and German literary markets
Title
Books without borders in Enlightenment Europe
Title remainder
French cosmopolitanism and German literary markets
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Freedman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Though the field of book history has long been divided into discrete national histories, books have seldom been as respectful of national borders as the historians who study them--least of all in the age of Enlightenment when French books reached readers throughout Europe. In this erudite and engagingly written study, Jeffrey Freedman examines one of the most important axes of the transnational book trade in Enlightenment Europe: the circulation of French books between France and the German-speaking lands. Focusing on the critical role of book dealers as cultural intermediaries, he follows French books through each stage of their journey--from the French-language printing shops where they were produced, to the wholesale book fairs in Leipzig, to retail book shops at locations scattered widely throughout Germany. At some of those locations, authorities reacted with alarm to the spread of French books, burning works of the radical French Enlightenment and punishing the booksellers who sold them. But officials had little power to curtail their circulation: the political fragmentation of the German lands made it virtually impossible to police the book trade. Largely unimpeded by censorship, French books circulated more freely in Germany than in the absolutist monarchy of France. In comparison, the flow of German books into the French market was negligible--an asymmetry that corresponded to the hierarchy of languages in Enlightenment Europe. But publishers in Switzerland produced French translations of German books. By means of title changes, creative editing, and mendacious advertising, the Swiss publishers adapted works of the German Enlightenment for an audience of French-readers that stretched from Dublin to Moscow. An innovative contribution to both the history of the book and the transnational study of the Enlightenment, Freedman's work tells a story of crucial importance to understanding the circulation of texts in an age in which the concept of World Literature had not yet been invented, but the phenomenon already existed."--Amazon.com
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1957-
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Freedman, Jeffrey
Dewey number
381/.45002094409033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
Z305
LC item number
.F74 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
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  • Enlightenment
  • French language
  • Literature publishing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • HISTORY
  • Book industries and trade
  • Enlightenment
  • French language
  • Literature publishing
  • Europe
  • France
Label
Books without borders in Enlightenment Europe : French cosmopolitanism and German literary markets, Jeffrey Freedman
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. The Word of God in the Age of the Encyclopédie
  • Chapter 6. Against the Current
  • Chapter 7. From Europe Française to Europe Révolutionnaire The Career of Jean- Guillaume Virchaux
  • Conclusion. What Were French Books Good For?
  • Appendix A. STN Trade with Booksellers in Germany, 1770- 1785
  • Appendix B. The Folio Bible of 1773: Diffusion
  • Appendix C. The Folio Bible of 1779: Prepublication Subscriptions
  • Appendix D. The Bible in Germany: The Neuchâtel Folio of 1779 and the Bienne Octavo
  • Appendix E. Diffusion of Sebaldus Nothanker in French Translation
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Note on Terminology and Sources
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Rite of Spring
  • Chapter 2. Whom to Trust?
  • Chapter 3. French Booksellers in the Reich
  • Chapter 4. Demand
Control code
821725611
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206449
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35f2gw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821725611
Label
Books without borders in Enlightenment Europe : French cosmopolitanism and German literary markets, Jeffrey Freedman
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. The Word of God in the Age of the Encyclopédie
  • Chapter 6. Against the Current
  • Chapter 7. From Europe Française to Europe Révolutionnaire The Career of Jean- Guillaume Virchaux
  • Conclusion. What Were French Books Good For?
  • Appendix A. STN Trade with Booksellers in Germany, 1770- 1785
  • Appendix B. The Folio Bible of 1773: Diffusion
  • Appendix C. The Folio Bible of 1779: Prepublication Subscriptions
  • Appendix D. The Bible in Germany: The Neuchâtel Folio of 1779 and the Bienne Octavo
  • Appendix E. Diffusion of Sebaldus Nothanker in French Translation
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Note on Terminology and Sources
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Rite of Spring
  • Chapter 2. Whom to Trust?
  • Chapter 3. French Booksellers in the Reich
  • Chapter 4. Demand
Control code
821725611
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206449
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35f2gw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821725611

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