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082 _a942.106 F866G 1997
100 1 _aFreist, Dagmar
245 1 0 _aGoverned by opinion : politics, religion, and the dynamics of communication in Stuart London, 1637-1645 /
_cDagmar Freist
260 _aNew York :
_bTauris Academic Studies,
300 _axii, 338 p.
500 _aInclude index
520 _a"In 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."--BOOK JACKET. "The political symbolism of the period was based on gender stereotypes. In sharp contrast, however, women played a prominent role in the dissemination of news."--BOOK JACKET. "Drawing 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."
650 0 _aPublic opinion
650 0 _aPolitics and government
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