Trust and Emerging Media

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Marco Mostert (Ed.)

From the Beginning of Western Civilisation to the Twenty-First Century

ISBN 978-3-643-90603-8
Band-Nr. 48
Jahr 2015
Seiten 240
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Geschichte: Forschung und Wissenschaft


Trust is the basis of all social relations. Trust is
expressed through communication. Whenever the media of
communication changes, trust changes with them. The
following questions are therefore fundamental to any
society. Which media are available to engender or confirm
trust? Which are used and why? In which context are they
used? And on which grounds is trust placed in the media
themselves? The volume addresses these matters by
considering periods in the development of Western
civilization during which certain media seem to have been
predominant: the periods of the spoken, the handwritten, and
the printed word, and that of the audiovisual and electronic

Marco Mostert is Professor of Medieval
Written Culture at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He
has published extensively on the history of medieval
communication and literacy, and is not averse to excursions
into the earlier and later periods in the history of