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The Resource The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power, Niall Ferguson, (electronic resource)

The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power, Niall Ferguson, (electronic resource)

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The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power
Title
The square and the tower
Title remainder
networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power
Statement of responsibility
Niall Ferguson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because hierarchies create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks-leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all-powerful Illuminati? The twenty-first century has been hailed as the Networked Age. But in The Square and the Tower Niall Ferguson argues that social networks are nothing new. From the printers and preachers who made the Reformation to the freemasons who led the American Revolution, it was the networkers who disrupted the old order of popes and kings. Far from being novel, our era is the Second Networked Age, with the personal computer in the role of the printing press. Those looking forward to a utopia of interconnected 'netizens' may therefore be disappointed. For networks are prone to clustering, contagions, and even outages. And the conflicts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries already have unnerving parallels today, in the time of Facebook, Islamic State and Trumpworld."--
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
302.309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HM741
LC item number
.F424 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social networks
  • Civilization
  • Power (Social sciences)
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The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power, Niall Ferguson, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735222922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AEB225EA-394D-42BF-B5A4-A43BF2F7FF6B
System control number
  • erc0000596885
  • (OCoLC)1017733461
Label
The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power, Niall Ferguson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735222922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AEB225EA-394D-42BF-B5A4-A43BF2F7FF6B
System control number
  • erc0000596885
  • (OCoLC)1017733461

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