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Obscenity and censorship in the reign of Henri III

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The Parisian Pierre de L’Estoile was an obsessive compiler of politically motivated, obscene ephemera in the reign of King Henri III (1574–89). This article explores how and why L’Estoile kept on adding to a vast archive of vile materials that he purportedly despised. Examining L’Estoile’s manuscripts at close quarters, the article traces a complex practice of censure and self-censorship alongside similar practices by contemporary writers (Henri Estienne and Pierre de Brantôme). L’Estoile’s c...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1086/695348

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Renaissance Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
4
Pages:
1321-1365
Publication date:
2017-12-01
Acceptance date:
2016-11-10
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EISSN:
1935-0236
ISSN:
0034-4338
Source identifiers:
659525
Pubs id:
pubs:659525
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uuid:ff6f32a6-5c98-40d2-a5d0-5ec898734e08
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pubs:659525
Deposit date:
2016-11-15

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