Book Announcement: An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper: The Moderate (1648-9)

An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper: The Moderate (1648-9) now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper: The Moderate (1648-9)  by Laurent Curelly.

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.

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An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper: The Moderate (1648-9) can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Author

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).


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