Forbidden Bestsellers Of Pretorevolutionary France by Robert DarntonForbidden Bestsellers Of Pretorevolutionary France by Robert Darnton

Forbidden Bestsellers Of Pretorevolutionary France

byRobert Darnton

Paperback | April 1, 1996

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More popular than the canon of the great Enlightenment philosophes were other books, also banned by the regime, written and sold "under the cloak." These formed a libertine literature that was a crucial part of the culture of dissent in the Old Regime. Robert Darnton explores the cultural and political significance of these "bad" books and introduces readers to three of the most influential illegal best-sellers, from which he includes substantial excerpts.
Title:Forbidden Bestsellers Of Pretorevolutionary FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 1996Publisher:W W Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393314421

ISBN - 13:9780393314427

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THE BIG Question IN HISTORY OFTEN SEEM UNMANAGEABLE. WHAT CAUSES REVOLUTIONS? WHY DO VALUE SYSTEMS CHANGE? HOW DOES PUBLIC OPINION INFLUENCE EVENTS? THIS BOOK IS MEANT TO ADDRESS THOSE QUESTIONS BY BEGINNING WITH A QUERY OF A DIFFERENT ORDER, ONE THAT CAN BE ANSWEreD: WHAT DID THE FRENCH READ IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY?