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The Power of KnowledgeHow Information and Technology Made the Modern World$
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Jeremy Black

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300167955

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001

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Information and the New World Order

Information and the New World Order

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The Power of Knowledge

Jeremy Black

Yale University Press

The rising power of the West became increasingly evident in the nineteenth century, with a particular impact in Asia, Africa, and Australasia. This chapter describes the role of information systems as adjuncts to imperialism, focusing on the ways in which mapping became integral to moving military units, in planning policy and the advancement of Western imperialism. It discusses map publishing and the extent to which charting oceans and coasts was linked to power.

Keywords:   Asia, Africa, Australasia, information, imperialism, military, policy, oceans, coasts, power

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