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Seize the book, jail the author : Johann Lorenz Schmidt and censorship in eighteenth-century Germany /
Paul S. Spalding.
imprint
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c1998.
description
xvii, 347 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1557531161 (alk. paper)
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imprint
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c1998.
isbn
1557531161 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2573371
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-336) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Under the patronage of two south German nobles, Johann Lorenz Schmidt published an annotated translation of the Bible's opening books in 1735. The story of the controversy the work aroused and of its eventual suppression sheds light on many aspects of the
Main Description
Under the patronage of two south German nobles, Johann Lorenz Schmidt published an annotated translation of the Bible's opening books in 1735. The story of the controversy the work aroused and of its eventual suppression sheds light on many aspects of the eighteenth century, as well as the nature of censorship in our time.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations and Selected English Renderings
Maps
Introduction: The Imperial Thunderbolt: The Day the Emperor Attacked Schmidt's Bookp. 1
A Daniel in the Lions' Den: The Early Life and Destiny of Johann Lorenz Schmidtp. 14
Fighting in the Shadow of the Ruins: Wertheim County before Publicationp. 30
This Nonsense with the Word of God: Publication and Critiquep. 53
To Cull a Mangy Sheep from the Flock: The Struggle in Wertheim County, 1735-36p. 74
Now That It's Happened, Who Can Change It?: The Bans Beginp. 96
Not Permitting Any Godless People: The Prussian Banp. 117
A Most Clement Rescript: The Imperial Banp. 131
A Hasty Departure: Schmidt's Escapep. 151
Whether It's Well to Live in Obscurity: Undercover in Hamburg-Altonap. 173
To the Blessed Domiciles: Refuge in Wolfenbuttelp. 194
Epilogue: The Lightning Rod: Schmidt's Exposure of the Censors' Powerp. 213
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 317
Indexp. 337
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