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The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country's ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9780300167955 0300167954 9780300208672 0300208677
OCLC Number: 840803736
Description: xii, 492 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ---
2. A Global Perspective ----
THE EARLY PERSPECTIVE. 3. The West and the Oceans ---
4. Renaissance, Reformation and Scientific Revolution ---
5. Government and Information ----
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 6. The West in the World ---
7. Enlightenment and Information ---
8. Enlightenment States? ----
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. 9. Information and the New World Order ---
10. The Utilitarian View ---
11. The Bureaucratic Information State ----
TO A CHANGING PRESENT. 12. Information and the World Question ---
13. Information Is All ---
14 A Scrutinised Society ----
LOOKING AHEAD. 15. Into the Future ---
16. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Jeremy Black.

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