The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon
552 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 47 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4183-9 | $34.95 | £23.00
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Robert Darnton explores the scandalous literature of libel and the colorful lives of libelers in eighteenth-century France. By doing so he shows how an ideological current eroded authority under the Old Regime and became absorbed in a new, more radical, political culture under Robespierre.
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