New edition of a classic work on the history of propaganda. Topical new chapters on the 1991 Gulf War, September 11 and terrorism. An ideal textbook for all international courses covering media and communication studies. Considers the history of propaganda and how it has become increasingly pervasive due to access to ever-complex and versatile media. Written in an accessible style and format, this book has proven its appeal to the general reader as the public becomes more and more cynical of the manipulations of the political sphere.
Acknowledgements Preface to the Third Edition Introduction Looking through a glass onion: Propaganda, psychological warfare and persuasion Part One Propaganda in the Ancient World 1. In the beginning... 2. Ancient Greece 3. The glory that was Rome Part Two Propaganda in the Middle Ages 4. The 'Dark Ages' to 1066 5. The Norman Conquest 6. The Chivalric Code 7. The Crusades 8. The Hundred Years War Part Three Propaganda in the age of gunpowder and printing 9. The Gutenburg Galaxy 10. Renaissance warfare 11. The Reformation and the War of Religious Ideas 12. Tudor propaganda 13. The Thirty Years Way (1618-48) 14. The English Civil War (1642-6) 15. Louis XIV (1661-1715) Part Four Propaganda in the age of revolutionary warfare 16. The Press as an agent of liberty 17. The American Revolution 18. The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars 19. War and public opinion in the nineteenth century Part Five Propaganda in the age of Total War and Cold War 20. Warand the communications revolution 21. The First World War 22. The Bolshevik Revolution and the War of Ideologies (1917-39) 23. The Second World War 24. Propaganda, Cold War and the advent of the Television Age Part six The New World Information Disorder 25. The Gulf War of 1991 26. Information age conflict in the post-Cold War era 27. The world after September 11th 2001 Bibliographical essay Index