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Author Arblaster, Paul, author

Title From Ghent to Aix : how they brought the news in the Habsburg Netherlands, 1550-1700 / by Paul Arblaster
Published Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 376 pages)
Series Library of the Written Word ; volume 36
The Handpress World ; volume 27
Library of the written word ; 36
Library of the written word. Handpress world ; 27
Contents Introduction -- Chapter 1. Political, legal and urban contexts. Confessionalisation and reputation -- The regulation of the book trade -- Brussels & Antwerp -- Chapter 2. Newsletters and printed news, 1585-1620. Posts and newsletters -- Pamphlets and prints to 1605 -- Almanacs -- Chapter 3. Abraham Verhoeven and his Tijdinghen, 1620-1632. Reputation in a time of crisis -- Abraham Verhoeven -- The legacy of Lipsius -- Verhoeven's local sources -- Reading the Nieuwe Tijdinghen -- Frequency of publication -- Editorial policy -- The end of Verhoeven's career -- Chapter 4. Verhoeven and the news of Europe. International news in the Nieuwe Tijdinghen -- Verhoeven's colleagues and rivals -- Types of news in 1623 -- Politics, law and government -- Military news -- Shipping and finance -- News stories of 1623 -- Chapter 5. The explosion of news publishing, 1632-1648. The Habsburg Netherlands, 1632-1648 -- Newspapers in the Habsburg Netherlands -- The Year 1644 -- Chapter 6. The courtly gazette : managing reputation and controlling the press, 1649-1700. Opposing Renaudot -- Relations veritables and princely reputation -- The Relations veritables and the news of Europe, 1649-1659 -- The Litany of Antwerp -- A desultory struggle for control of the press, 1660-1700 -- Conclusion
Summary "Sixteenth-century Brussels and Antwerp in combination formed the northern linchpin of an international communication network that covered Western and Central Europe. In the seventeenth century both cities saw the rise of newspapers that compare revealingly with those produced in Germany, the Dutch Republic, England and France. In From Ghent to Aix, Paul Arblaster examines the services that carried the news, the types of news publicized, and the relationship of these newspapers to Baroque Europe's other methods of public communication, from drums and trumpets, ceremonies and sermons, to almanacs, pamphlets, pasquinades and newsletters. The merchant's need for information and the government's desire to influence opinion together opened up a space in which a new social force would take root: the media"-- Provided by publisher
Notes In English with some Dutch and French
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Belgian newspapers -- History.
Communication -- Belgium -- History.
Newsletters -- Belgium -- History.
Newspaper publishing -- Belgium -- History.
Pamphlets -- Belgium -- History.
Press -- Belgium -- History.
Belgium -- History -- 1555-1648.
Belgium -- History -- 1648-1794.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306942551 (ebk)
900427684X (electronic bk.)
9781306942553 (ebk)
9789004276840 (electronic bk.)