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Information media
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1. System

Communication of information is one of the fundamental elements of every society (Society [community]). With their contribution to informing and organizing society, information media were central to the regulation of social life. In the early modern period, the communication of information was revolutionized by printing. The transmission of information became a universally organized system – politically, economically, and scientifically – based increasingly on technological…

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Gierl, Martin, “Information media”, 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 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021392>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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