The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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Slander has always been a nasty business, Robert Darnton notes, but that is no reason to consider it a topic unworthy of inquiry. By destroying reputations, it has often helped to delegitimize regimes and bring down governments. Nowhere has this been more the case than in eighteenth-century France, when a ragtag group of literary libelers flooded the market with works that purported to expose the wicked behavior of the great. Salacious or seditious, outrageous or hilarious, their books and pamphlets claimed to reveal the ...

The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon 2011, University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780812221718

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The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon 2009, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812241839

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