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The Small Republic and the Great Power: Censorship between Geneva and France in the Later Eighteenth Century

Seaward, L; (2017) The Small Republic and the Great Power: Censorship between Geneva and France in the Later Eighteenth Century. The Library , 18 (2) pp. 191-217. 10.1093/library/18.2.191. Green open access

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Abstract

During the 1700s, French-language texts were produced, disseminated and read across much of Europe. This article examines the French government's reaction to the production of literature beyond France's borders, specifically in the republic of Geneva. The French government exercised surveillance over the Genevan print trade and tried to curb the spread of contentious material. The Genevan government responded with a blend of cooperation and resistance. This collaboration between France and Geneva can give us a more precise understanding of both international relations and the workings of censorship. The complexities of imposing censorship on an international scale necessitated a flexible approach; one which ultimately focused on the suppression of a limited corpus of primarily political material. The extension of censorship beyond borders was not simple, nor was it wholly successful. Nevertheless, this limited form of censorship had a discernible impact on the availability of information in eighteenth-century Europe.

Type: Article
Title: The Small Republic and the Great Power: Censorship between Geneva and France in the Later Eighteenth Century
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/library/18.2.191
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/library/18.2.191
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: 18th Century Germany, Austria France Censorship, prosecution, control of press
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws > The Bentham Project
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1478230
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