About this text
A digital showcase seems a more fitting repository for the Mazarinade pamphlet poems than a dusty archival box. Easily disseminated, anonymised and pocketed, the pamphlet and the digital copy both represent significant technological developments in the history of literature and share many parallels in their modes of transmission. This digital edition serves to highlight the daringly public nature of the political affront of the Mazarinades and their extraordinary propagation, totalling thousands of different libelles throughout the civil wars of the Fronde.
This Mazarinade contributes to the turmoil in a vitriolic, fervent tone. The title conspicuously and provocatively frames it as the collective voice of the people. Printed with broad margins and no split stanzas or wasted space at the end, the poem evidences a self-consciousness of its physical form, providing an interesting case in both the challenges and opportunities presented by digitisation.
About this edition
This is a facsimile and transcription of Voevx presentez a Nosseignevrs de Parlement, et a Monseignevr le Dvc de Beavfort par les Bovrgeois de la V de Paris, Pour le retour du RO. 1649. It is held by the Taylor Institution Library (shelf mark: VET.FR.I.B.221 (39)).
The transcription was encoded in TEI P5 XML by Hanna Paasivirta.
Transcribed from: Taylorian VET.FR.I.B.221 (39). Images scanned from Taylorian VET.FR.I.B.221 (39).
Publication: Taylor Institution Library, one of the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, 2018. XML files are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License . Images are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License .
Source editionVoevz presentez a Nosseignevrs de Parlement, et a Monseignevr le Dvc de Beavfort par les Bovrgeois de la V de Paris, Pour le retour du RO. Paris: s.n., M. DC. XI .
Created by encoding transcription from printed text.
The following presents a semi-diplomatic transcription of the pamphlet. All original spelling has been reproduced, including the differentiated use of v/u and i/j. The long and rounded forms of s are presented through a single letter form. Punctuation has been reproduced, but unusual spacing between letters or words has been standardised.