Category: 18th century

“La médiatisation des révoltes” (Revue Internationale Histoire et Civilisation du Livre)

Following a workshop in Dijon in September 2015, a special issue of the “Revue Internationale Histoire et Civilisation du Livre” will discuss the “mediatisation” of early modern revolts. The contributions will argue that the way in which revolts were communicated and commemorated influenced political discourse and political decision-making as much as the actual acts of violence.

Andreas Zaupser’s Über den falschen Religionseifer – a German response to the Gordon Riots in 1780

In June 1780, London was shaken by anti-Catholic violence which came to be known as the ‘Gordon Riots’. These riots expressed popular disaffection and fear in regard to the Catholic Relief Act passed by King and Parliament. But...