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‘Tis the Press that has made ‘um Mad’:<sup>1</sup> Publishing the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780197264430
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191733994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0004

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

‘Tis the Press that has made ‘um Mad’:1 Publishing the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis

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This chapter discusses the means for circulating political discourse. The discussion centres on the physical design of books, the practice and material spaces of reading, the potential impact of the spoken word, and the circulation of print and manuscript. The interpenetration of these forms of discourse is considered to be important in understanding the Popish Plot and the ensuing political crisis.

Keywords: political discourse; circulation; physical design; books; spaces of reading; spoken word; print circulation; Popish Plot; political crisis

Chapter.  12655 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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