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

The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power, Niall Ferguson

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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
Title variation
Square & the tower
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of imagining the world. Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because they 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 computer in the role of the printing press. Once we understand this, both the past, and the future, start to look very different indeed
Summary
A reevaluation of history's turning points as collisions between old power hierarchies and new social networks explains how networks have always existed and have been responsible for key innovations and revolutionary ideas, from clustering and degrees of separation to contagions and phase transitions
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10616379
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UKUOY
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Civilisation
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Civilisation
  • Social networks
Target audience
adult
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networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Label
The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power, Niall Ferguson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-536) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introduction: Networks and Hierarchies -- 1.The Mystery of the Illuminati -- 2.Our Networked Age -- 3.Networks, Networks Everywhere -- 4.Why Hierarchies? -- 5.From Seven Bridges to Six Degrees -- 6.Weak Ties and Viral Ideas -- 7.Varieties of Network -- 8.When Networks Meet -- 9.Seven Insights -- 10.The Illuminati Illuminated -- pt. II Emperors and Explorers -- 11.A Brief History of Hierarchy -- 12.The First Networked Age -- 13.The Art of the Renaissance Deal -- 14.Discoverers -- 15.Pizarro and the Inca -- 16.When Gutenberg Met Luther -- pt. III Letters and Lodges -- 17.The Economic Consequences of the Reformation -- 18.Trading Ideas -- 19.Networks of Enlightenment -- 20.Networks of Revolution -- pt. IV The Restoration of Hierarchy -- 21.The Red and the Black -- 22.From Crowd to Tyranny -- 23.Order Restored -- 24.The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha -- 25.The House of Rothschild -- 26.Industrial Networks -- 27.From Pentarchy to Hegemony --
  • Contents note continued: pt. V Knights of the Round Table -- 28.An Imperial Life -- 29.Empire -- 30.Taiping -- 31.`The Chinese Must Go' -- 32.The Union of South Africa -- 33.Apostles -- 34.Armageddon -- pt. VI Plagues and Pipers -- 35.Greenmantle -- 36.The Plague -- 37.The Leader Principle -- 38.The Fall of the Golden International -- 39.The Ring of Five -- 40.Brief Encounter -- 41.Ella in Reform School -- pt. VII Own the Jungle -- 42.The Long Peace -- 43.The General -- 44.The Crisis of Complexity -- 45.Henry Kissinger's Network of Power -- 46.Into the Valley -- 47.The Fall of the Soviet Empire -- 48.The Triumph of Davos Man -- 49.Breaking the Bank of England -- pt. VIII The Library of Babel -- 50.9/11/2001 -- 51.9/15/2008 -- 52.The Administrative State -- 53.Web 2.0 -- 54.Coming Apart -- 55.Tweeting the Revolution -- 56.11/9/2016 -- pt. IX Conclusion: Facing Cyberia -- 57.Metropolis -- 58.Network Outage -- 59.FANG, BAT and EU -- 60.The Square and the Tower Redux
Control code
000061028736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 573 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241298985
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007888247
Label
The square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the struggle for global power, Niall Ferguson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introduction: Networks and Hierarchies -- 1.The Mystery of the Illuminati -- 2.Our Networked Age -- 3.Networks, Networks Everywhere -- 4.Why Hierarchies? -- 5.From Seven Bridges to Six Degrees -- 6.Weak Ties and Viral Ideas -- 7.Varieties of Network -- 8.When Networks Meet -- 9.Seven Insights -- 10.The Illuminati Illuminated -- pt. II Emperors and Explorers -- 11.A Brief History of Hierarchy -- 12.The First Networked Age -- 13.The Art of the Renaissance Deal -- 14.Discoverers -- 15.Pizarro and the Inca -- 16.When Gutenberg Met Luther -- pt. III Letters and Lodges -- 17.The Economic Consequences of the Reformation -- 18.Trading Ideas -- 19.Networks of Enlightenment -- 20.Networks of Revolution -- pt. IV The Restoration of Hierarchy -- 21.The Red and the Black -- 22.From Crowd to Tyranny -- 23.Order Restored -- 24.The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha -- 25.The House of Rothschild -- 26.Industrial Networks -- 27.From Pentarchy to Hegemony --
  • Contents note continued: pt. V Knights of the Round Table -- 28.An Imperial Life -- 29.Empire -- 30.Taiping -- 31.`The Chinese Must Go' -- 32.The Union of South Africa -- 33.Apostles -- 34.Armageddon -- pt. VI Plagues and Pipers -- 35.Greenmantle -- 36.The Plague -- 37.The Leader Principle -- 38.The Fall of the Golden International -- 39.The Ring of Five -- 40.Brief Encounter -- 41.Ella in Reform School -- pt. VII Own the Jungle -- 42.The Long Peace -- 43.The General -- 44.The Crisis of Complexity -- 45.Henry Kissinger's Network of Power -- 46.Into the Valley -- 47.The Fall of the Soviet Empire -- 48.The Triumph of Davos Man -- 49.Breaking the Bank of England -- pt. VIII The Library of Babel -- 50.9/11/2001 -- 51.9/15/2008 -- 52.The Administrative State -- 53.Web 2.0 -- 54.Coming Apart -- 55.Tweeting the Revolution -- 56.11/9/2016 -- pt. IX Conclusion: Facing Cyberia -- 57.Metropolis -- 58.Network Outage -- 59.FANG, BAT and EU -- 60.The Square and the Tower Redux
Control code
000061028736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 573 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241298985
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007888247

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