Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History from the Alphabet to the Internet [Hardback]

William J. Bernstein (Author)

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ISBN: 9780802121387 | Published by: Grove Press | Year of Publication: 2013 | Language: English 420p, b/w illus and pls




Masters of the Word

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Bernstein takes a thematic look at communication technologies from the dawn of writing to the present day, emphasising their fundamental role in shaping societies and power structures. He surveys early alphabets and their connection with the birth of democracy, the printing press and its crucial part in disseminating the ideas of the reformation, radio, newspapers, television, and their dual nature as agents of the spread of information and of control.

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