Masters of the word : how media shaped history, from the alphabet to the Internet /

From the birth of writing in Mesopotamia to the technologies of today, 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.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bernstein, William J.
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Grove Press, [2013]
Edition:First edition.
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Table of 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.