Considering the social processes that drove the information explosion of the 1600s, this is an account of the conversion of the public from an object of state surveillance into a subject of self-knowledge. It shows that public texts projected a national collectivity characterized by access to markets, mobility, sociability, and self-fashioning.
|Author||Mary Elizabeth Berry|
|Publisher||Univ of California Press|
|Rating||4/5 (76 users)|