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An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper

The Moderate (1648-9)

Author(s): Laurent Curelly

Book Description

This book explores the content of The Moderate, a radical newspaper of the British Civil Wars published in the pivotal years 1648-9. This newsbook, as newspapers were then known, is commonly associated with the Leveller movement, a radical political group that promoted a democratic form of government. While valuable studies have been published on the history of seventeenth-century English periodicals, as well as on the interaction between these newspapers and print culture at large, very little has been written on individual newspapers. This book fills a void: it provides an in-depth investigation of the news printed in The Moderate, with reference to other newspapers and to the larger historical context, and captures the essence of this periodical, seen both as a political publication and a commercial product. This book will be of interest to early-modern historians and literary scholars.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8655-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8655-6
Date of Publication: 01/09/2017
Pages / Size: 280 / A5
Price: £61.99


Laurent Curelly is Senior Lecturer in British Studies at Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France. He specialises in seventeenth-century history, politics and literature. His interests include Civil War radicalism and early-modern print culture, and he has published widely on Civil War journalism and sectarian radicalism. He recently co-edited a collection of essays with Nigel Smith, Radical Voices, Radical Ways – Articulating and Disseminating Radicalism in Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Britain (2016).