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Poetry and the Police

Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674066045

Publication Date: 09/03/2012

Academic Trade

240 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

9 halftones, 1 chart

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • 1. Policing a Poem
  • 2. A Conundrum
  • 3. A Communication Network
  • 4. Ideological Danger?
  • 5. Court Politics
  • 6. Crime and Punishment
  • 7. A Missing Dimension
  • 8. The Larger Context
  • 9. Poetry and Politics
  • 10. Song
  • 11. Music
  • 12. Chansonniers
  • 13. Reception
  • 14. A Diagnosis
  • 15. Public Opinion
  • Conclusion
  • The Songs and Poems Distributed by the Fourteen
  • Texts of “Qu’une bâtarde de catin”
  • Poetry and the Fall of Maurepas
  • The Trail of the Fourteen
  • The Popularity of Tunes
  • An Electronic Cabaret: Paris Street Songs, 1748–1750
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Robert Darnton Is a 2011 National Humanities Medal Winner
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