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The Resource The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook, Niall Ferguson

The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook, Niall Ferguson

Label
The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Title
The square and the tower
Title remainder
networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Statement of responsibility
Niall Ferguson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks. 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
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
Tone
Writing style
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10616379
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Ferguson, Niall,
Dewey number
302.309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HM741
LC item number
.F47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Social networks
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • HISTORY / Social History
Target audience
adult
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networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Label
The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook, Niall Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Introduction: Networks and hierarchies ; The mystery of the Illuminati ; Our networked age ; Networks, networks everywhere ; Why hierarchies? ; From seven bridges to six degrees ; Weak ties and viral ideas ; Varieties of network ; When networks meet ; Seven insights ; The Illuminati illuminated -- Part II: Emperors and explorers. A brief history of hierarchy ; The First Networked Age ; The art of the Renaissance deal ; Discoverers ; Pizarro and the Inca ; When Gutenberg met Luther -- Part III: Letters and lodges. The economic consequences of the Reformation ; Trading ideas ; Networks of Enlightenment ; Networks of revolution -- Part IV: The restoration of hierarchy. The red and the black ; From crowd to tyranny ; Order restored ; The house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ; The house of Rothschild ; Industrial networks ; From pentarchy to hegemony -- Part V: Knights of the Round Table. An imperial life ; Empire ; Taiping ; 'The Chinese must go' ; The Union of South Africa ; Apostles ; Armageddon -- Part VI: Plagues and pipers. Greenmantle ; The plague ; The leader principle ; The fall of the golden international ; The ring of five ; Brief encounter ; Ella in reform school -- Part VII: Own the jungle. The long peace ; The general ; The crisis of complexity ; Henry Kissinger's network of power ; Into the valley ; The fall of the Soviet Empire ; The triumph of Davos Man ; Breaking the Bank of England -- Part VIII: The Library of Babel. 9/11/2001 ; 9/15/2008 ; The administrative state ; Web 2.0 ; Coming apart ; Tweeting the revolution ; 11/9/2016 -- Part IX: Conclusion: facing Cyberia. Metropolis ; Network outage ; FANG, BAT and EU ; The square and the tower redux -- Afterword: The original square and tower
Control code
21284391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 563 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735222915
Lccn
bl2017046053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)993419373
Label
The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook, Niall Ferguson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Introduction: Networks and hierarchies ; The mystery of the Illuminati ; Our networked age ; Networks, networks everywhere ; Why hierarchies? ; From seven bridges to six degrees ; Weak ties and viral ideas ; Varieties of network ; When networks meet ; Seven insights ; The Illuminati illuminated -- Part II: Emperors and explorers. A brief history of hierarchy ; The First Networked Age ; The art of the Renaissance deal ; Discoverers ; Pizarro and the Inca ; When Gutenberg met Luther -- Part III: Letters and lodges. The economic consequences of the Reformation ; Trading ideas ; Networks of Enlightenment ; Networks of revolution -- Part IV: The restoration of hierarchy. The red and the black ; From crowd to tyranny ; Order restored ; The house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ; The house of Rothschild ; Industrial networks ; From pentarchy to hegemony -- Part V: Knights of the Round Table. An imperial life ; Empire ; Taiping ; 'The Chinese must go' ; The Union of South Africa ; Apostles ; Armageddon -- Part VI: Plagues and pipers. Greenmantle ; The plague ; The leader principle ; The fall of the golden international ; The ring of five ; Brief encounter ; Ella in reform school -- Part VII: Own the jungle. The long peace ; The general ; The crisis of complexity ; Henry Kissinger's network of power ; Into the valley ; The fall of the Soviet Empire ; The triumph of Davos Man ; Breaking the Bank of England -- Part VIII: The Library of Babel. 9/11/2001 ; 9/15/2008 ; The administrative state ; Web 2.0 ; Coming apart ; Tweeting the revolution ; 11/9/2016 -- Part IX: Conclusion: facing Cyberia. Metropolis ; Network outage ; FANG, BAT and EU ; The square and the tower redux -- Afterword: The original square and tower
Control code
21284391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 563 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735222915
Lccn
bl2017046053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)993419373

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