Leading Irish and international historians examine the history of information from ancient times to the present day - starting with tyrants and spies in the Greek polis, and news and information in the papyri from Greco-Roman Egypt. Sheds light on the changing information technologies.
Introduction, Hiram Morgan
the ideology of information in the Greek polis, Sian Lewis
news and information in the papyri from Greco-Roman Egypt, B.C. McGing
the transmission of Latin learning in early mediaeval Ireland, Thomas O'Loughlin
lay incursion into official religion in the Christ and the doctors mystery plays, Anthony G. Corbett
the Huguenot diaspora - refugee networks of power, Charles C. Ludington
the birth of bureaucracy in revolutionary France, Ralph Kingston
Leonard MacNally (1752-1820) - playwright, barrister, United Irishman and informer, Thomas Bartlett
the improvement of communication in international freight markets, c.1830-70, Yrjo Kaukiainen
print, politics and Protestantism in an imperial context - New Zealand, c.1769-1870, Tony Ballantyne
informing empire and nation - publicity, propaganda and the press, 1880-1920, C.A. Bayly
media and power -Charles Stewart Parnell's 1880 mission to North America, Alan O'Day
the archives of the Irish folklore collection and folk historiography of Bliain na bhFrancach, Guy Beiner
the view from Merrion Square - the American Embassy in Ireland, 1956-66, Gary Murphy
development of the parliamentary press lobby in modern Ireland, John Horgan
intelligence and the Cold War, Christopher Andrew
communication and political power in the thought of Jurgen Habermas, Allen Bass.
"a series of papers read before the 24th Irish Conference of Historians held in University College Cork, is a feast. It encompasses the cares of the first two books and shows yet again how little under the sun is genuinely new."
Books Ireland Feb 2003