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The introduction outlines the rationale behind the book from basically three contexts. It frames satire in the period from the perspective of changing media; it moves beyond canonical satire and embeds it in a multiplicity of other, less discussed voices and forms; and it discusses the importance of satire not only to England but to a number of other European countries. Two particular focus areas discussed in the introduction and also in various ways in the chapters of the book are 1) how satire was affected by, and affected, the medium of print; and 2) how the emergence of a public sphere in Europe relates to the growth of satire as a political and aesthetic phenomenon.

Changing satire

Transformations and continuities in Europe, 1600–1830


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