The king ordered a crackdown on unauthorized poetry recitals and the police rounded up fourteen suspects mostly students clerks and priests and gathered evidence the investigation is the subject of robert darntons fascinating poetry and the police communication networks in eighteenth century paris as darnton retraces the steps of the . An electronic cabaret paris street songs 1748 50 features songs from poetry and the police listen now 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 . Robert darnton continues his thesis that we tend to think of modern communication systems as developed in the past twenty or thirty years whereas the role of poetry and song in the post enlightenment was based solidly in the strength of social networksin his latest work darnton looks at the way political poetry and song ran through the social networks of 18c paris. Robert darnton director of the harvard university libraries discusses his book poetry and the police communication networks in eighteenth century paris presented by harvard book store. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for poetry and the police communication networks in eighteenth century paris at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users
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