Mediums of communication and the development of an European constitutional discourse at the dawn of the nineteenth century

  • In this article, entangled media history is presented as an approach to combine recent methodological developments towards an international turn in intellectual history on the one hand with the social history of ideas on the other. By concentrating on press networks, publishers, and media formats the various processes of constitutionalization and nationalization in the aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period can be reconstructed as part of an emerging European public sphere. This is exemplified by the example of the political discourse of that time in Germany. In a first step, the international networks around the two most important German publishers, Johann Friedrich Cotta and Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, are reconstructed. In the second part, the crucial role of translations and adaptations of political articles in two decisive media formats of the political discourse, the historical-political journals and the "Conversationslexikon" is examined. And finally in a third step, the specific significance of theIn this article, entangled media history is presented as an approach to combine recent methodological developments towards an international turn in intellectual history on the one hand with the social history of ideas on the other. By concentrating on press networks, publishers, and media formats the various processes of constitutionalization and nationalization in the aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period can be reconstructed as part of an emerging European public sphere. This is exemplified by the example of the political discourse of that time in Germany. In a first step, the international networks around the two most important German publishers, Johann Friedrich Cotta and Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, are reconstructed. In the second part, the crucial role of translations and adaptations of political articles in two decisive media formats of the political discourse, the historical-political journals and the "Conversationslexikon" is examined. And finally in a third step, the specific significance of the reception of the Spanish revolution of the "trienio liberal" for the development of a constitutional vocabulary in Germany is sketched.show moreshow less

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Author:Iwan-Michelangelo D'AprileGND
ISSN:1134-2277 (print)
Parent Title (Spanish):Ayer : revista de historia contemporánea
Publisher:Asociación de Historia Contemporánea
Place of publication:Madrid
Document Type:Article
Language:Spanish
Year of first Publication:2014
Year of Completion:2014
Release Date:2017/03/27
Tag:History of Political Thought; History of Revolutions; Intellectual History; Media History; Press History; transformations of the public sphere
Issue:94
Pagenumber:21
First Page:49
Last Page:69
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Historisches Institut
Peer Review:Referiert