Parution : 07/2021
Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0044-4888-9
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Print and Power in Early Modern Europe (1500–1800)

Sous la direction de Nina Lamal,  Jamie Cumby,  Helmer J. Helmers

Présentation de l'éditeur

Print, in the early modern period, could make or break power. This volume addresses one of the most urgent and topical questions in early modern history: how did European authorities use a new medium with such tremendous potential? The eighteen contributors develop new perspectives on the relationship between the rise of print and the changing relationships between subjects and rulers by analysing print’s role in early modern bureaucracy, the techniques of printed propaganda, genres, and strategies of state communication. While print is often still thought of as an emancipating and disruptive force of change in early modern societies, the resulting picture shows how instrumental print was in strengthening existing power structures. 

Contributors: Renaud Adam, Martin Christ, Jamie Cumby, Arthur der Weduwen, Nora Epstein, Andreas Golob, Helmer Helmers, Jan Hillgärtner, Rindert Jagersma, Justyna Kiliańczyk-Zięba, Nina Lamal, Margaret Meserve, Rachel Midura, Gautier Mingous, Ernesto E. Oyarbide Magaña, Caren Reimann, Chelsea Reutchke, Celyn David Richards, Paolo Sachet, Forrest Strickland, and Ramon Voges.



Introduction: The Printing Press as an Agent of Power
Authors: Helmer Helmers, Nina Lamal, and Jamie Cumby

Part 1 Governing through Print

Chapter 1 Policing in Print: Social Control in Spanish and Borromean Milan (1535–1584)
Author: Rachel Midura

Chapter 2 On Printing and Decision-Making: The Management of Information by the City Powers of Lyon (ca. 1550–ca. 1580)
Author: Gautier Mingous

Chapter 3 Printing for Central Authorities in the Early Modern Low Countries (15th–17th Centuries)
Author: Renaud Adam

Chapter 4 Rural Officials Discover the Printing Press in the Eighteenth-Century Habsburg Monarchy
Author: Andreas Golob

Part 2 Printing for Government

Chapter 5 Printing for the Reformation: The Canonical Documents of the Edwardian Church of England, 1547–1553
Author: Celyn Richards

Chapter 6 Newspapers and Authorities in Seventeenth-Century Germany
Author: Jan Hillgärtner

Chapter 7 The Politics of Print in the Dutch Golden Age: The Ommelander Troubles (c. 1630–1680)
Author: Arthur der Weduwen

Part 3 Patronage and Prestige

Chapter 8 The Rise of the Stampatore Camerale: Printers and Power in Early Sixteenth-Century Rome
Author: Paolo Sachet

Chapter 9 State and Church Sponsored Printing by Jan Januszowski and His Drukarnia Łazarzowa (Officina Lazari) in Krakow
Author: Justyna Kiliańczyk-Zięba

Chapter 10 Ferdinando de’ Medici and the Typographia Medicea
Author: Caren Reimann

Chapter 11 Royal Patronage of Illicit Print: Catherine of Braganza and Catholic Books in Late Seventeenth-Century London
Author: Chelsea Reutcke

Part 4 Power of Persuasion

Chapter 12 The Papacy, Power, and Print: The Publication of Papal Decrees in the First Fifty Years of Printing
Author: Margaret Meserve

Chapter 13 Pictures and Power: The Visual Prints of Frans Hogenberg
Author: Ramon Voges

Chapter 14 Collecting ‘Toute l’Angleterre’: English Books, Soft Power and Spanish Diplomacy at the Casa del Sol (1613–1622)
Author: Ernesto Oyarbide Magaña

Chapter 15 Prohibition as Propaganda Technique: The Case of the Pamphlet La couronne usurpée et le prince supposé (1688)
Author: Rindert Jagersma

Part 5 Religious Authority

Chapter 16 Illustrating Authority: The Creation and Reception of an English Protestant Iconography
Author: Nora Epstein

Chapter 17 Between Ego Documents and Anti-Catholic Propaganda: Printed Revocation Sermons in Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Germany
Author: Martin Christ

Chapter 18 Learned Servants: Dutch Ministers, Their Books and the Struggle for a Reformed Republic in the Dutch Golden Age
Author: Forrest C. Strickland

Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World , Vol. 92 , 440 pages.  143.00 €