An Early Information Society: News and the Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris

The American Historical Review (Impact Factor: 1.1). 02/2000; 105(1). DOI: 10.2307/2652433
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    • "Je me suis pour ma part intéressé aux effets de cette polémique sur les contenus médiatiques eux-mêmes (Bastin 2007). 23 Nombreux sont les exemples qui illustrent, comme dans ce que l'on vient de montrer, l'importance de la territorialisation des flux d'information dans des mondes situés et de leur inscription dans une logique de ce que l'historien R. Darnton a appelé à propos du Palais Royal et de son arbre de Cracovie à la fin de l'Ancien Régime, une logique de « sites et de milieux » (Darnton 2000). Les exemples fameux de Fleet Street ou du Zeitungsviertel près de la Kochstrasse à Berlin pourraient aussi servir à illustrer ce point de vue. "

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    • "The government did not permit them .... To find out what was really going on, you went to the tree of Cracow. It was a large, leafy chestnut tree, which stood at the heart of Paris in the gardens of the Palais-Royal (Darnton 2000, par. 4-5). "
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