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Licensing loyalty : printers, patrons, and the state in early modern France / Jane McLeod.

Author/Creator:
McLeod, Jane, author.
Publication:
University Park, Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (302 p. )
Series:
Penn State series in the history of the book.
The Penn State series in the history of the book
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Subjects:
Printers -- France -- Social conditions.
Book industries and trade -- Political aspects -- France -- History.
Censorship -- France -- History.
Printing -- France -- History.
Printers -- Certification -- France -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Explores the evolution of the idea that the rise of print culture was a threat to the royal government of eighteenth-century France. Argues that French printers did much to foster this view as they negotiated a place in the expanding bureaucratic apparatus of the state"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The early history of printers in provincial France, 1470-1660
The vicissitudes of a royal decree : enforcing the October 1667 Order in Council regulating printers in the provinces
The royal council takes control : the 1701 inquiry and the Bureau de la Librairie
The purges : the enforcement of printer quotas in the provinces after 1704
Arguments offered by printers in petitions for licences, 1667/1789
Patronage and bureaucracy intersect : five case studies in the reign of Louis XVI
Behind the rhetoric : the social position and politics of provincial printers, 1750/1789
Conclusion
Appendix A. Printers' wealth in the eighteenth century
Appendix B. Some licensed provincial printers involved in the clandestine book trade, 1750-89, by town.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-271-05672-X