News Networks in Early Modern Europe

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Joad Raymond, Noah Moxham
Brill, 2016 - History - 892 pages
News Networks in Early Modern Europe attempts to redraw the history of European news communication in the 16th and 17th centuries. News is defined partly by movement and circulation, yet histories of news have been written overwhelmingly within national contexts. This volume of essays explores the notion that early modern European news, in all its manifestations - manuscript, print, and oral - is fundamentally transnational. These 37 essays investigate the language, infrastructure, and circulation of news across Europe. They range from the 15th to the 18th centuries, and from the Ottoman Empire to the Americas, focussing on the mechanisms of transmission, the organisation of networks, the spread of forms and modes of news communication, and the effects of their translation into new locales and languages.

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About the author (2016)

Joad Raymond is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He has published widely on John Milton, the history of news, pamphleteering, and the book trade in early modern Britain.
Noah Moxham is postdoctoral research fellow in History at the University of St Andrews. He is a historian of early modern science and communication and has published widely on the relationship between scientific institutions and publishing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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