Masters of the Word

Masters of the Word

How Media Shaped History From the Alphabet to the Internet

Book - 2013 | 1st ed
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From the birth of writing in Mesopotamia to the technologies of today, Masters of the Word 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.
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
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 302.2309 B
Characteristics: 420 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780802121387
0802121381

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