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Munitions of the mind: A history of propaganda / Edition 3

Munitions of the mind: A history of propaganda / Edition 3

by Philip M. Taylor


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New edition of a classic work on the history of propaganda. Topical new chapters on the 1991 Gulf War, September 11 and terrorism. An ideal textbook for all international courses covering media and communication studies. Considers the history of propaganda and how it has become increasingly pervasive due to access to ever-complex and versatile media. Written in an accessible style and format, this book has proven its appeal to the general reader as the public becomes more and more cynical of the manipulations of the political sphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719067679
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2003
Series: Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 793,601
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Philip M. Taylor is Professor of International Communications at the University of Leeds

Table of Contents


Preface to the Third Edition

Introduction Looking through a glass onion: Propaganda, psychological warfare and persuasion

Part One Propaganda in the Ancient World

1. In the beginning

2. Ancient Greece

3. The glory that was Rome

Part Two Propaganda in the Middle Ages

4. The 'Dark Ages' to 1066

5. The Norman Conquest

6. The Chivalric Code

7. The Crusades

8. The Hundred Years War

Part Three Propaganda in the age of gunpowder and printing

9. The Gutenburg Galaxy

10. Renaissance warfare

11. The Reformation and the War of Religious Ideas

12. Tudor propaganda

13. The Thirty Years Way (1618-48)

14. The English Civil War (1642-6)

15. Louis XIV (1661-1715)

Part Four Propaganda in the age of revolutionary warfare

16. The Press as an agent of liberty

17. The American Revolution

18. The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars

19. War and public opinion in the nineteenth century

Part Five Propaganda in the age of Total War and Cold War

20. Warand the communications revolution

21. The First World War

22. The Bolshevik Revolution and the War of Ideologies (1917-39)

23. The Second World War

24. Propaganda, Cold War and the advent of the Television Age

Part six The New World Information Disorder

25. The Gulf War of 1991

26. Information age conflict in the post-Cold War era

27. The world after September 11th 2001

Bibliographical essay


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