The Black Forest Cahier

Ian F. Mcneely

in The Emancipation of Writing

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520233300
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928527 | DOI:
The Black Forest Cahier

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This chapter discusses the networks of collegiality underlying the duchy's politicization in the 1790s. It also illustrates how tutelage acquired an explicitly progressive cast among one group of scribes inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution. The chapter then shows how formal texts acted to facilitate, and then thwart, a collegiality underlying the entire Black Forest campaign. The Black Forest's collegiality undergirded its traditionally “refractory” politics in the Landtag and sharpened the region's sense of alienation from the rest of the duchy. The chapter then focuses on the effort to convert Black Forest scribes' tutelage into a more publicly negotiable currency of influence. It demonstrates the limits of evolution in a corporative system Hofacker and his allies had pushed to the limit in the Black Forest Cahier, and the Reform Landtag it helped to inaugurate.

Keywords: Black Forest Cahier; Landtag; politicization; collegiality; French Revolution; tutelage; scribes; Hofacker

Chapter.  12107 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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