From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War: Premodern Revolts in Their Transnational Representations

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The Arab spring, protest movements in the EU, Russia, Turkey or elsewhere, are often labelled as twitter-revolutions. A crucial role is attributed to the new media, coverage of events abroad and ensuing mutual reactions. With the dissemination of print, revolts in early-modern times faced the challenge of a similar media-revolution. This influenced the very face of the events that could become full-fledged propaganda wars once the insurgents had won access to the printing press. But it also had an impact on revolt ...

From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War: Premodern Revolts in Their Transnational Representations 2014, Transcript Verlag

ISBN-13: 9783837626421

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