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Darnton, Robert

Overview
Works: 256 works in 699 publications in 5 languages and 19,835 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Host, Author of introduction, Director, Editor, Conceptor, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Originator
Classifications: DC33.4, 944.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Darnton
The great cat massacre and other episodes in French cultural history by Robert Darnton ( Book )
45 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history and culture of eighteenth-century France as it provides a view of the people of the cities, towns, and countryside during the Age of Enlightenment
The business of enlightenment : a publishing history of the Encyclopédie, 1775-1800 by Robert Darnton ( Book )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The case for books : past, present, and future by Robert Darnton ( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Case for Books, Robert Darnton offers an in-depth examination of the book from its earliest beginnings to its shifting role today in popular culture, commerce, and the academy. In a lasting collection drawn from previously published and new work alike, Robert Darnton lends unique authority to the life and role of the book in society. The resulting book is a wise work of scholarship - one that requires readers to carefully consider how the digital revolution will broadly affect the marketplace of ideas."--BOOK JACKET
Mesmerism and the end of the Enlightenment in France by Robert Darnton ( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poetry and the police communication networks in eighteenth-century Paris by Robert Darnton ( )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In spring 1749, Francois Bonis, a medical student in Paris, found himself unexpectedly hauled off to the Bastille for distributing an "abominable poem about the king." So began the Affair of the Fourteen, a police crackdown on ordinary citizens for unauthorized poetry recitals. Why was the official response to these poems so intense? In this captivating book, Robert Darnton follows the poems as they passed through several media: copied on scraps of paper, dictated from one person to another, memorized and declaimed to an audience. But the most effective dispersal occurred through music, when poems were sung to familiar tunes. Lyrics often referred to current events or revealed popular attitudes toward the royal court. The songs provided a running commentary on public affairs, and Darnton brilliantly traces how the lyrics fit into song cycles that carried messages through the streets of Paris during a period of rising discontent. He uncovers a complex communication network, illuminating the way information circulated in a semi-literate society. This lucid and entertaining book reminds us of both the importance of oral exchanges in the history of communication and the power of "viral" networks long before our internet age. - Publisher
What was revolutionary about the French Revolution? by Robert Darnton ( )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The literary underground of the Old Regime by Robert Darnton ( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse: Nombreux renseignements sur le commerce clandestin de livres entre la France et, entre autres, la Société typographique de Neuchâtel
The kiss of Lamourette : reflections in cultural history by Robert Darnton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines how the past operates in the present, the operation of the media, the history of the book, and discusses history and the human sciences
The forbidden best-sellers of pre-revolutionary France by Robert Darnton ( Book )
34 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on twenty-five years of research, Darnton reveals the illegal book trade in rich detail. He explores the cultural and political significance of these "bad" books and introduces readers to three of the most influential illegal best-sellers: Therese Philosophe, an anti-clerical blend of sex and metaphysics; L'An 2440, an attack on the Old Regime in the form of a utopian fantasy set in a future Paris; and Anecdotes sur Mme la comtesse du Barry, a deliciously scathing work of political slander with the king as its target. Substantial excerpts from these works, gathered at the end of the book, make excellent reading today and shed light on elements of our own political culture
Berlin journal, 1989-1990 by Robert Darnton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Index. Includes declaration of German guilt: p.283
George Washington's false teeth : an unconventional guide to the eighteenth century by Robert Darnton ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of articles concentrated on the Enlightenment in France argues for a scaled-down interpretation of the significance of the movement
Bohème littéraire et révolution : le monde des livres au XVIIIe siècle by Robert Darnton ( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cette étude se penche sur la place des écrivains de second ordre dans la préparation de la Révolution française. Le paysage des Lumières, vu des boutiques de libraires ou des officines de la police, à la croisée entre histoire de l'édition et sociologie des auteurs et du public, pose en termes novateurs la question de la lecture et de la vie intellectuelle au XVIIIe siècle
Apologie du livre demain, aujourd'hui, hier by Robert Darnton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and Spanish and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Into print : limits and legacies of the Enlightenment : essays in honor of Robert Darnton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A collection of essays examining how print culture shaped the legacy of the Enlightenment. Explores the challenges, contradictions, and dilemmas modern European societies have encountered since the eighteenth century in trying to define, spread, and realize Enlightenment ideas and values"--Provided by publisher
Fin des lumières : le Mesmerisme et la révolution by Robert Darnton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le grand massacre des chats : attitudes et croyances dans l'ancienne France by Robert Darnton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse: Etude conduite pour une partie sur la base des archives de la Société typographique de Neuchâtel (STN)
Die Wissenschaft des Raubdrucks : ein zentrales Element im Verlagswesen des 18. Jahrhunderts ; [erweiterte Fassung eines Vortrags, gehalten in der Carl-Friedrich-von-Siemens-Stiftung am 6. Juni 2002] by Robert Darnton ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Références à la Société typographique de Neuchâtel
Le diable dans un bénitier l'art de la calomnie en France, 1650-1800 by Robert Darnton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour les Lumières : défense, illustration, méthode by Robert Darnton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réunit quatre textes publiés au cours des dernières années par cet historien américain des Lumières. Plaidoyer fervent des Lumières, affirmation des positions méthodologiques du chercheur dans son domaine, recherches spécifiques sur l'encyclopédisme et le commerce du livre au XVIIIe siècle
Google and the world brain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2007, Google launched a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections. But when it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a courtroom showdown in 2011. This film covers the struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance
 
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Alternative Names
Darnton, Robert Choate 1939-
Дарнтон, Роберт 1939-
ダーントン, ロバート
Languages
English (219)
French (60)
German (9)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
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