Governed By Opinion

Governed By Opinion

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qIn this first extensive analysis of communication in mid-seventeenth-century London, Dagmar Freist analyses the impact of public opinion on politics. She argues that, in a society with a still massive oral residue, political debate was influenced by print and oral cultures, and traditional imagery merged with the public discourse on national politics and religion.q qThe political symbolism of the period was based on gender stereotypes. In sharp contrast, however, women played a prominent role in the dissemination of news.q qDrawing on the rich material of court records on sedition, Freist provides fascinating detail about the 'language of conflict' and how ordinary people discussed political and religious issues. Her findings are set in a wider context through the study of censorship, the professionalisation of the news trade, and the analysis of popular news genres.q--BOOK JACKET.marriage 286 marriage manuals 6 282 283 288 Marshall, Stephen (c. ... of 4 opinions formation of 238 oral culture 2021 130239242243 244277301 Ordinance for the regulation of printing 71 72 74 Oulton, Richard 91 Overton, Richard (fl.

Title:Governed By Opinion
Author:Dagmar Freist
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 1997-06-15


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