"A crucial reference within an underdeveloped field." Studies in English Literature
"These ten essays provide a fascinating and detailed look at the role of the press in developing the public sphere in Revolutionary Europe and America." H-Net Reviews
"Ockerse's insight about the growing demand for news among ever-broader sectors of society and the concomitant growth of the periodical press during the 1760-1820 period is the theme of the highly useful essays.... Recommended." Choice
Hannah Barker is Senior Lecturer in history at the University of Manchester. Simon Burrows is Lecturer in modern history at the University of Leeds.
Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Hannah Barker and Simon Burrows; 1. The cosmopolitan press, 1760-1815 Simon Burrows; 2. The Netherlands, 1750-1813 Nicolaas van Sas; 3. Germany, 1760-1815 Eckhart Hellmuth and Wolfgang Piereth; 4. England, 1760-1815 Hannah Barker; 5. Ireland, 1760-1820 Douglas Simes; 6. America, 1750-1820 David Copeland; 7. France, 1750-89 Jack Censer; 8. The French revolutionary press Hugh Gough; 9. Italy, 1760-1815 Maurizio Isabella; 10. Russia, 1790-1830 Miranda Beaven Remnek; Index.