The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649

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The first weekly English newsbooks appeared in November 1641, on the eve of the civil war. Though they provoked animosity and fanned the flames of civil war, they have survived almost without interruption to the present day, transformed into the modern newspaper. The Invention of the Newspaper is the first detailed account of the origins and early development of the English newspaper, using a wealth of new evidence to show the causes of the first newsbooks, and their many and complex roles in the turbulent society in which ...

The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649 2005, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199282340

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The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649 1996, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198130024

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