Communications revolutions
(788 words)

1. Definition

The term communication revolution was coined in the first half of the 20th century by American economic historians with reference to their own national history [3]; since the 1970s, it has usually appeared in the plural (communications revolutions) [7]. It was subsequently borrowed by German scholars as Kommunikationsrevolution [11]; [9. 2, 51 f.]; they have attempted to redefine it w…

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Behringer, Wolfgang, “Communications revolutions”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022458>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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