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From Republicanism to Anarchism: 50 Years of French Exilic Newspaper Publishing

Jones, Thomas C. and Bantman, Constance (2018) From Republicanism to Anarchism: 50 Years of French Exilic Newspaper Publishing In: The Foreign Political Press in ­Nineteenth-Century London. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781474258517

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This chapter offers a long-term assessment of French exile journalism in the second half of the nineteenth century, revealing continuities often ignored by a historiography largely focused on distinct and chronologically separate political communities. London’s role as an outpost of French politics and publishing long predated this period, most notably with the Huguenot refuge and French Revolution émigrés, but the second half of the nineteenth century perpetuated and reinvented well-established cultures of exile, in which radical journalism played a prominent role. After 1848, and especially from the winter of 1851–2, the growing French exile presence in Britain was mostly concentrated in London. While strongly disliked by many French exiles, London also had much to offer: the discretion afforded by a sprawling metropolis, geographic proximity to France, an established French-speaking community with dense support networks and above all a lack of repressive legislation against foreign exiles....

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Jones, Thomas C.
Date : 14 December 2018
DOI : 10.5040/9781474258524.0011
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 28 Jun 2019 07:20
Last Modified : 28 Jun 2019 07:26

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