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New Book | Early Modern Media and the News in Europe

Posted in books by Editor on November 10, 2018

From Brill:

Joop W. Koopmans, Early Modern Media and the News in Europe: Perspectives from the Dutch Angle (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 262 pages, ISBN: 978-9004379329, €140 / $169.

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Dutch Republic was one of the main centers of media in Europe. These media included newspapers, pamphlets, news digests, and engravings. Early Modern Media and the News in Europe brings together fifteen articles dealing with this early news industry in relation to politics and society, written by Joop W. Koopmans in recent decades. They demonstrate the important Dutch position within early modern news networks in Europe. Moreover, they address a variety of related themes, such as the supply of news during wars and disasters, the speed of early modern news reports, the layout of early newspapers and the news value of their advertisements, and censorship of books and news media.

Joop W. Koopmans is Senior Lecturer of Early Modern History at the University of Groningen. He has published on early modern Dutch history in a European context, including the Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands.

C O N T E N T S

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Storehouses of News: The Meaning of Early Modern News Periodicals in Western Europe
Restricted Access: The Presentation of News in the Europische Mercurius, 1690–1756
The Glorification of Three Prussian Sovereigns in the Europische Mercurius, 1690–1756
Politics in Title Prints: Examples from the Dutch News Book Europische Mercurius, 1690–1756
Publishers, Editors, and Artists in the Marketing of News in the Dutch Republic, ca. 1700: The Case of Jan Goeree and the Europische Mercurius
Research in Digitized Early Modern Dutch Newspapers and the News Value of Advertisements
Anything but Marginal: The Politics of Paper Use and Layout in Early Modern Dutch Newspapers
A Sense of Europe: The Making of This Continent in Early Modern Dutch News Media
Supply and Speed of Foreign News to the Netherlands during the Eighteenth Century: A Comparison of Newspapers in Haarlem and Groningen
The Early 1730s Shipworm Disaster in Dutch News Media
The Varying Lives and Layers of Mid-Eighteenth-Century News Reports: The Example of the 1748 Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in Dutch News Media
The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake and Tsunami in Dutch News Sources: The Functioning of Early Modern News Dissemination
Wars in Early Modern News: Dutch News Media and Military Conflicts
Dutch Censorship in Relation to Foreign Contacts, 1581–1795
Spanish Tyranny and Bloody Placards: Historical Commonplaces in the Struggle between Dutch Patriots and Orangists around 1780?

Bibliography

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