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The Resource A material history of medieval and early modern ciphers : cryptography and the history of literacy, edited by Katherine Ellison and Susan Kim, (electronic resource)

A material history of medieval and early modern ciphers : cryptography and the history of literacy, edited by Katherine Ellison and Susan Kim, (electronic resource)

Label
A material history of medieval and early modern ciphers : cryptography and the history of literacy
Title
A material history of medieval and early modern ciphers
Title remainder
cryptography and the history of literacy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Katherine Ellison and Susan Kim
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability studies, and other theoretical perspectives. Essays analyze the material forms of ciphering as windows into the cultures of orality, manuscript, print, and publishing, revealing that early modern ciphering, and the complex history that preceded it in the medieval period, not only influenced political and military history but also played a central role in the emergence of the capitalist media state in the West, in religious reformation, and in the scientific revolution. Ciphered communication, whether in etched stone and bone, in musical notae, runic symbols, polyalphabetic substitution, algebraic equations, graphic typographies, or literary metaphors, took place in contested social spaces and offered a means of expression during times of political, economic, and personal upheaval. Ciphering shaped the early history of linguistics as a discipline, and it bridged theological and scientific rhetoric before and during the Reformation. Ciphering was an occult art, a mathematic language, and an aesthetic that influenced music, sculpture, painting, drama, poetry, and the early novel. This collection addresses gaps in cryptographic history, but more significantly, through cultural analyses of the rhetorical situations of ciphering and actual solved and unsolved medieval and early modern ciphers, it traces the influences of cryptographic writing and reading on literacy broadly defined as well as the cultures that generate, resist, and require that literacy. This volume offers a significant contribution to the history of the book, highlighting the broader cultural significance of textual materialities."--Provided by publisher.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Dewey number
652.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ellison, Katherine E.
  • Kim, Susan M.
Series statement
T&F EBS eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cryptography
  • Ciphers
  • Writing
  • Written communication
  • Ciphers in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • English literature
  • Literacy
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Renaissance
Label
A material history of medieval and early modern ciphers : cryptography and the history of literacy, edited by Katherine Ellison and Susan Kim, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315267449
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315267449
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138244641
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1058489502
Label
A material history of medieval and early modern ciphers : cryptography and the history of literacy, edited by Katherine Ellison and Susan Kim, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315267449
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315267449
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138244641
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1058489502

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