Designed for collection: early modern news and the production of history

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Although early modern news is often treated by scholars as a form of ephemera, news publications sometimes had a longer life: collected, bound together, read and considered long after the events they describe. This article examines how and why news, both printed and manuscript, became an object for early modern collectors, and how those collections were used. Drawing from the history of scholarship, it discusses some of the paratexts, like indices and timelines, that made longer news publications usable as reference works.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-198
Number of pages22
JournalMedia History
Issue number2
Early online date17 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017


  • news
  • periodicals
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • early modern
  • newsbooks


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