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

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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.

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1001 . ‡aFerguson, Niall, ‡eauthor. ‡0(EG-IN)961038
24514. ‡aThe square and the tower : ‡bnetworks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook / ‡cNiall Ferguson.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bPenguin Press, ‡c2018.
264 4. ‡a©2017
300 . ‡axxvii, 563 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : ‡billustrations (some color), maps ; ‡c25 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 436-536) and index.
520 . ‡aA 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.
5050 . ‡aPart 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.
650 0. ‡aSocial networks ‡xHistory.
650 7. ‡aSOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aHISTORY / Social History. ‡2bisacsh
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