French Exile Journalism and European Politics 1792-1814, by Simon Burrows

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French Exile Journalism and European Politics 1792-1814, by Simon Burrows

French Exile Journalism and European Politics 1792-1814, by Simon Burrows

Published by the Royal Historical Society and Boydell in 2000, 272 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6686)

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Between 1792 and 1814 London was home to a flourishing French émigré newspaper and periodical press that served both an exile audience and a Europe-wide French-speaking elite. The experienced journalists who had fled the revolution and staffed the press are revealed as professional activists engaged in an international ideological struggle; their successful counter-revolutionary propaganda affected French foreign policy, while their relationship with their British government patrons remained remarkably independent. The evolving counter-revolutionary ideology of the émigré press was highly influential in driving events in Europe, both clandestinely and more openly; only with the accession of Bonaparte in 1799, and the return of many of the exiles to France, did émigré propaganda crystallise into a reactionary anti-Bonaparte press and an ideological framework for Bourbonism

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