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European news culture during the English Revolution: Nouvelles Ordinaires de Londres (1650-1660)

Peacey, JT; (2017) European news culture during the English Revolution: Nouvelles Ordinaires de Londres (1650-1660). Media History , 23 (2) pp. 241-255. 10.1080/13688804.2016.1270749. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper analyses a little known London newspaper which appeared every week between 1650 and 1661, and which is remarkable for being published in French, as Nouvelles Ordinaires de Londres. The aim is to use this little-known journal to develop new avenues of enquiry regarding print culture in early modern Europe, and to argue that, despite on-going interest in seventeenth century journalism, and repeated claims about the need to understand the European context of the English revolution, scholars have been strangely dismissive of this extraordinary journal. My suggestion will be that Nouvelle Ordinaires raises important issues about the commercial, confessional and political forces which influenced the flow of texts across state borders, as well as about novel practices relating to the translation of texts for distribution and consumption on a Europe-wide scale, all of which can be addressed by assessing its audience, its message and its purpose, not least in terms of the newspaper’s multi-vocality.

Type: Article
Title: European news culture during the English Revolution: Nouvelles Ordinaires de Londres (1650-1660)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2016.1270749
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2016.1270749
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: Newspapers, early modern, seventeenth century, British history, European history, French media history, newspaper history, political communication
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1527522
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