Political Censorship of the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Arresting Images

Hardcover | September 16, 2015

EditorRobert Justin Goldstein, Andrew Nedd

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This volume provides the reader with a comprehensive summary of the latest findings available on the subject of nineteenth-century continental European censorship of the image. This volume consists of six essays by specialists in the history and art of France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and the Habsburg Empire. The essays deal with the applicable laws, the bureaucratic mechanisms for enforcement, the guidelines and purpose behind the censorship, the means and success of evasion and resistance, and the impact on those directly affected by censorship, such as authors, theater, and directors, as well as the broader society. Although most scholarship on political censorship has focused on the printed word, such as books and newspapers, there is considerable evidence that nineteenth-century European authorities especially feared the impact of visual imagery and censored such materials both more intensively and for longer time periods than was the case with print.

This volume is the most comprehensive ever published on nineteenth-century continental European censorship of the image in any language.

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This volume provides the reader with a comprehensive summary of the latest findings available on the subject of nineteenth-century continental European censorship of the image. This volume consists of six essays by specialists in the history and art of France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and the Habsburg Empire. The essays deal with the ap...

Robert Justin Goldstein is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Oakland University in Michigan, USA, and Research Associate at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA. He specializes in the history of censorship and human rights in modern western democracies.Andr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.78 × 5.5 × 0.95 inPublished:September 16, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Irony, Derision and Magical Wit: Censors As a Spur to Russian Abstract Art; Margaret Bridget Betz and Andrew M. Nedd,
2. France; Robert Justin Goldstein
3. Austria-Hungary 1867-1914; Catherine Horel
4. Political Images and Censorship in Germany before 1914; Ursula E. Koch and Martin Loiperdinger
5. Censorship of the Visual Arts in Italy (1815-1915); Antonello Negri and Marta Sironi