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The Devil in the Holy Water–Now Available

The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Robert Darnton

552 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 47 illus.

Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4183-9 | $34.95 | £23.00

A volume in the Material Texts series

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The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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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