From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War

Premodern Revolts in Their Transnational Representations

The Arab spring, protest movements in the EU, Russia, Turkey or elsewhere, are often labeled as twitter-revolutions. A crucial role is attributed to the new media, coverage of events abroad and ensuing mutual reactions. With the dissemination of print, revolts in early-modern times faced the challenge of a similar media-revolution. This influenced the very face of the events that could become full-fledged propaganda wars once the insurgents had won access to the printing press. But it also had an impact on revolt-narratives. Governments severely persecuted dissident views in such delicate issues as revolts. Observers abroad had no such divided loyalties and were freer to reflect upon the events. Therefore, the book focuses mainly on representations of revolts across borders.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Content

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Introduction: Representing Revolts across Boundaries in Pre-Modern Times

    Seiten 7 - 34
  4. Representing Revolt before the Advent of the Gutenberg-Galaxy: A Question of Dissemination?

    Cross-Border Representations of Revolt in the Later Middle Ages: France and England During the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453)

    Seiten 37 - 52
  5. Trans-national Representations of Pretenders in 17th-Century Russian Revolts

    Seiten 53 - 78
  6. Transgression of Boundaries as a Feat of Liberty: Early Modern Anthropologies of Revolt

    Political Vacuum and Interregnum in Early Modern Unrest

    Seiten 81 - 92
  7. Stenka Razin's Rebellion: The Eyewitnesses and their Blind Spot

    Seiten 93 - 124
  8. Insurgents as Diplomates: Cross-border Alliances and their Representations

    Framing The Borderland: The Image of the Ukrainian Revolt and Hetman Bohdan Khmel'nyts'kyi in Foreign Travel Accounts

    Seiten 127 - 158
  9. Transnational Representations of Revolt and New Modes of Communication in the midseventeenth century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Jerzy Lubomirski's Rebellion against King Jan Kazimierz

    Seiten 159 - 178
  10. Governments Struggling with Foreign Representations of Internal Revolts

    "Revolts" in the Kuranty of March-July 1671

    Seiten 181 - 204
  11. State-Arcanum and European Public Spheres: Paradigm Shifts in Muscovite Policy towards Foreign Representations of Russian Revolts

    Seiten 205 - 270
  12. Revolts as Political Crime: Legal Concepts and Public Representation

    Quietis publicae perturbatio: Revolts in the Political and Legal Treatises of the sixteenth and seventeenth Centuries

    Seiten 273 - 308
  13. Early Modern Revolts as Political Crimes in the Popular Media of Illustrated Broadsheets

    Seiten 309 - 350
  14. Authors

    Seiten 351 - 354
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20 March 2014, 354 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2642-1

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Malte Griesse

Malte Griesse, Constance University, Germany

Reviewed in:

Sixteenth Century Journal 2 (2015), Brian G.H. Ditcham
Malte Griesse (ed.)
Book title
From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War Premodern Revolts in Their Transnational Representations
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung, 12 SW-Abbildungen, 2 Farbabbildungen
Commodity Group
HIS054000 HIS037040
Release date
20 March 2014
History, Literary Studies, Legal History, Art History, Media History
Revolt, Europe, Representations, Communication, Transnational History, Arab Spring, Cultural History, Early Modern History, History

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