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Author: Robert L. Dawson
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Publisher: Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press (July 18, 2006)
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Confiscations at Customs: banned books and the French booktrade during the last years of the Ancien régime (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment) by Robert L. Dawson



Those two ledgers cover what initially happened in Paris to importations and confiscations from 1778 to 1789. p. 2) He also gives a brief history of censorship before this period as well as documentary evidence on the end of customs. Dawson has written a work for the serious scholar as it appearance as a volume of Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century (SVEC 2006:07) would indicate. He presumes a reading knowledge of French since he does not translate the often extensive quotes.

The University of Chicago Press. Chicago Distribution Center. The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Robert L. Dawson," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 102, no. 2 (JUNE 2008): 251-252. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.

SVEC 2006:07) Oxford: Voltaire Foundation. In Confiscations at Customs he deals primarily with two complementary manuscript registers, . r. 21935, housed at the BNF, which were compiled by the customs service dealing with the Paris book trade, and which cover the years 1778-89.

Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2006. xv, 315 pp. € 100 (paper). Customs officers were required to identify all book shipments before they entered Paris and then send them to the Chambre syndicale for inspection. The inspectors had several choices. The most objectionable books were destroyed, most often shredded at the Bastille, although some copies were requested by nobles or high-ranking officials for their private collections. The inspectors returned others to their senders.

Identifiers: ISBN 10: 0729408817. Belonged to: "SVEC - 2006:07" serie. This book describes the following items: Booksellers And Bookselling France History 18th Century. Prohibited Books France History 18th Century. Download more by: Robert L. Dawson. Find and Load Ebook Confiscations at customs

Those two ledgers cover what initially happened in Paris to importations and confiscations from 1778 to 1789" (2). He of course includes much more than these limited.

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in Books during the Long Eighteenth Century

It was during these years that the huge British Empire, ranging from Gibraltar to India and Canada was built up. But though it was the century of wars,-they were completely different from what we understand by "war" in the 20th- 21st centuries: these were usually fought by small professional armies, and the daily lives of most people were affected hardly at all. Even when Britain and France were at war, trade and cultural exchanges continued between the two countries. The second period of the Enlightenment was the most mature period: the forties and the fifties of the 18th century. It saw the development of the realistic social novel represented by Richardson, Fielding and Smollett. The third period refers to the last decades of the century. It is marked by the appearance of the new trend: Sentimentalism. The representatives of this trend were Goldsmith and Sterne.

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is a monographic series which has been published since 1955.

The French Enlightenment takes place against a background of State censorship. During the last decade or so of the Ancien régime, the French government fluctuated considerably regarding its approach to banned books: on the one hand, many were not overtly prohibited but were nonetheless seized; on the other, banned books were often allowed through. The inconsistencies of officials provide revealing insights into the innermost workings of the system on the eve of the Revolution and show the scope of changing mentalities during those crucial years. Beyond the customs records, numerous sources have been exploited in order to clarify these inconsistencies of practice, even as the author analyses archival records relevant to the French booktrade and to works considered dangerous. Confiscations at customs focuses on specific issues concerning banned books and their importation into Paris, including works by Voltaire, Fleuriot de Langle and Raynal, as well as discussing piracies and works published or imported by virtue of the tacit permit. Numerous titles can now be added to the recently published lists of books seized at customs based on a close reading of hitherto unpublished archival sources. Substantial appendices complete the discussion; they range from lists of banned books to unpublished letters concerning Voltaire's uvres. Several other appendices are freely available online at http://uts.cc.texas.edu/~dawson/index.html.