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Rumor, diplomacy and war in Enlightenment Paris

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Paris 1744: a royal official approaches a shopkeeper’s wife, proposing that she become an informant to the Crown and report on the conversations of foreign diplomats who take meals at her house. Her reports, housed today in the Bastille archives, are little more than a collection of wartime rumors gathered from clandestine, handwritten newspapers and everyday talk around the city, yet she comes to imagine herself a political agent on behalf of Louis XV. In this book Tabetha Ewing analyses dif...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation
Publication date:
2017-11-30
ISBN:
9780729411424
Language:
English
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Source identifiers:
9780729411424
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2017-11-30

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