How Media Shaped History from the Alphabet to the Internet
Hardback 428pp Illustrated
9780802121387   Product Code: 19100
William J Bernstein surveys the history of communication technology from the invention of writing in Mesopotamia to the role of digital media in the Arab Spring. He analyses the profound and revolutionary effects of access to each new technology, whether as a tool used by despotic rulers to expand their empires and increase their power over individuals, or as a means for ordinary people to connect with each other and help to make the world more free.