Singing in the streets of Paris: an eighteenth century way to undermine censorship

PCV.— In the following interview, the historian Robert Darnton talks about what he knows better: books and communication in the century of Enlightenment. Based, as usual, in the French experience, the author traces a path through the mechanisms of the book trade, the contribution of pirates and, finally, gives a suggestive idea about the way thatSigue leyendo “Singing in the streets of Paris: an eighteenth century way to undermine censorship”

Why the cat massacre of the rue Saint-Séverin was so funny?

PCV.— In the first post of this series about The Great Cat Massacre, we emphasized the attempt of the author: the american historian Robert Darnton begins a journey through the ways of thinking in eighteenth century France. The second chapter of his book is about a workers revolt at a small printing shop located inSigue leyendo “Why the cat massacre of the rue Saint-Séverin was so funny?”

El Cid y Roldán de frente

PCV.— Como muchos textos épicos, el Poema del Cid y el Cantar de Roldán parten de un hecho histórico. El primero tiene su origen en el exilio del Cid y en la conquista de Valencia en el siglo XI; el segundo se basa en la derrota en Roncesvalles de un grupo de soldados de Carlomagno,Sigue leyendo “El Cid y Roldán de frente”