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A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet

Author: Asa Briggs; Peter Burke
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the different means of communication in the West from the invention of printing to the Internet. The book deals with each constituent element in what came to be called "the media" and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asa Briggs; Peter Burke
ISBN: 0745623743 9780745623740 0745623751 9780745623757
OCLC Number: 248435492
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [346] - 363.
Description: VIII, 374 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: List of illustrationsPrefaceIntroduction Chapter 1: The Print Revolution in Context Chapter 2: The Media and the Public Sphere in Early Modern Europe Chapter 3: From Steam to Electricity Chapter 4: Processes and Patterns Chapter 5: Information, Education, Entertainment Chapter 6: Convergence Chapter 7: Conclusion: Into Cyberspace?ChronologyFurther ReadingIndex
Responsibility: Asa Briggs and Peter Burke.

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