Robert Darnton  

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Robert Darnton (born May 10, 1939) is an American cultural historian, recognized as a leading expert on eighteenth century France.

Darnton is a pioneer in the growing field of the history of the book. One of his books is The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France (New York: W.W. Norton, 1996).

In 1999 he was named a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest award given by the French government, in recognition of his work.

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