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Real Life Cryptology.

Author: Benedek Lang
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2018.
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A large number of enciphered documents survived from early modern Hungary. This area was a particularly fertile territory where cryptographic methods proliferated, because a large portion of the population was living in the frontier zone, and participated (or was forced to participate) in the network of the information flow. A quantitative analysis of sixteenth-century to seventeenth-century Hungarian ciphers (300  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benedek Lang
ISBN: 9789462985544 9462985545 9789048536696 9048536693
OCLC Number: 1076750916
Language Note: Undetermined.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Table of contents --
Abbreviations --
Note on terminology --
Note on names --
1. Introduction --
2. Uncovered fields in the research literature --
3. Secret writings and attitudes – research questions --
4. Theory and practice of cryptography in early modern Europe --
5. Ciphers in Hungary: the source material --
6. Ciphers in action --
7. Ways of knowledge transfer --
8. Scenes of secrecy --
9. Summary --
10. Appendix --
Acknowledgements --
Earlier publications --
Bibliography --
Index
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