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The shock of the old

David Edgerton

The shock of the old

technology and global history since 1900

by David Edgerton

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Technology -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Technology -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-247) and index.

    StatementDavid Edgerton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsT20 .E3275 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 270 p. :
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17923355M
    ISBN 100195322835
    ISBN 109780195322835
    LC Control Number2006026435

      Buy The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History Since Reprint by Edgerton, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(32). The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since by David Edgerton. Profile, pp., £, January, 1 5 The book’s most puzzling theme, though, is one that Author: Edward Tenner.

    Whatever polemics there were in my reply to Bilson were induced, certainly not by anger, but by mild bewilderment: my original article [“The Shock of the Old,” NYR, J ] was an attempt to raise a fundamental issue concerning late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century performance practice that seemed to me not to have been. THE SHOCK OF THE OLD ‘Offers a view of technology that matters in a world convinced that it is discovering everything for the fi rst time’ Guardian ‘Alan Bennett’s history boys have a keen rival in audacious revisionism in David Edgerton’s latest book. Where the young historians delighted in proclaiming that “Stalin was a sweetie and.

    Nathan Filer is a British writer best known for his debut novel, The Shock of the won several major literary awards, including the Costa Book of the Year and the Betty Trask Prize. It was a Sunday Times Bestseller, and has been translated into thirty mater: University of the West of England.   David Edgerton teaches history of technology at Imperial College London. The Shock of the Old: Technology in Global History Since will be published by Profile Books in January Author: Guardian Staff.


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