Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 347
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`In this tour de force, Leonard Dudley makes a persuasive and exciting case that changes in information and communication technologies were a driving force behind a series of political, social, and economic transformations over the last millennium, starting with the collapse of the Carolingian Empire and ending with the dissolution of the Soviet block. His case that the relevant ICT change was an important cause in each transformation seems overwhelming to me, while his more contentious implied case that each was the prime cause deserves serious consideration.' - Richard Lipsey, Simon Fraser University, Canada `Readers who love sweeping history, bold ideas, and provocative arguments will find a treasure trove here. Dudley examines major revolutions in communications technology - standardized written script, printing, radio/TV, and the internet - and demonstrates their impact on how societies have been organized throughout history. Taking us from Charlemagne's Empire and the Norman...