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A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals

1st Edition

By Katherine Ellison

Routledge

218 pages

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This book demonstrates that seventeenth-century cryptography manuals show clear beginning of the capitalization of information. It closely reads five specific primary texts that have been ignored in cryptography scholarship and in early modern literary, scientific, and historical studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Crises of expression in seventeenth-century cryptography manuals 1. The structures of seventeenth-century cryptography manuals 2. Textual precedents and seventeenth-century cryptography manuals 3. Occult communication, the new sciences, and cryptography 4. Cryptography and universal language schemes 5. Trade security and intelligence as capital 6. Materializing intelligence 7. Typography and multimodality in cryptography manuals 8. Conclusion: Logistikon: the fate of cryptography

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General