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The Resource Masters of the word : how media shaped history from the alphabet to the Internet, William J. Bernstein

Masters of the word : how media shaped history from the alphabet to the Internet, William J. Bernstein

Label
Masters of the word : how media shaped history from the alphabet to the Internet
Title
Masters of the word
Title remainder
how media shaped history from the alphabet to the Internet
Statement of responsibility
William J. Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the birth of writing in Mesopotamia to the technologies of today, Bernstein documents the technology of media, a revolutionary tool that allowed rulers to extend their control far and wide, giving rise to the world's first empires. Writing gave rise to the world's empires and the birth of drama and democracy. But it is not just new communication technologies that have changed the world -- it is access to them. Vernacular bibles gave rise to religious dissent, but it was only when the combination of cheaper paper and Gutenberg's printing press drove down the cost of books by 97 percent that the fuse of Reformation was lit. The Industrial Revolution allowed information to move faster and farther than ever before, though it concentrated power and enabled totalitarian governments. With the twenty-first century boom of the mobile Internet, control of media has again spread, and the world is both more connected and freer than ever before
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernstein, William J
Dewey number
302.2309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
P90
LC item number
.B43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Social media
  • Mass media
  • Communication and technology
  • Communication
  • Communication and technology
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Social media
  • Writing
  • Mass media
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Social media
  • Mass media
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Social media
Label
Masters of the word : how media shaped history from the alphabet to the Internet, William J. Bernstein
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Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- The ABCs of democracy -- Twelve tables, seven hills, and a few early Christians -- Before Gutenberg -- Punch and counterpunch -- The captive press -- With a machete in one hand and a radio in the other -- The comrades who couldn't broadcast straight -- The Argus
Control code
ocn820531290
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802121387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802121387
  • (OCoLC)820531290
Label
Masters of the word : how media shaped history from the alphabet to the Internet, William J. Bernstein
Link
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- The ABCs of democracy -- Twelve tables, seven hills, and a few early Christians -- Before Gutenberg -- Punch and counterpunch -- The captive press -- With a machete in one hand and a radio in the other -- The comrades who couldn't broadcast straight -- The Argus
Control code
ocn820531290
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802121387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802121387
  • (OCoLC)820531290

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