Rumors that changed the world : a history of violence and discrimination / Eugen O. Chirovici.

Author
Chirovici, Eugen-Ovidiu [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, [2015]
Description
xii, 179 pages ; 24 cm

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Summary note
Rumors that Changed the World explores the social and cultural impact of rumor from Antiquity to the mid-1990s, examining it as one of the most important contributing factors to violence and discrimination. The book is aimed at a wide range of scholars interested in history, psychology, communication, sociology, anthropology, and politics.-- Provided by Publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents
  • The Number of the Beast: Nero Did Not Play the Lyre While Rome Burned
  • The Bloody Road to Redemption: The Paupers’ Crusade
  • Bankruptcy and the Stake: The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ
  • Five Centuries of Rumors: The Witch Hunts
  • Violence and Fear: The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
  • A Rumor Brings a Kingdom to Ruin: The Mississippi Bubble
  • When Diamonds Are a Girl’s Worst Enemy: The Affair of the Necklace
  • Too Loud To Be True: The California Gold Rush
  • Jack the Ripper: A Real Person or Just a Bunch of Rumors?
  • Cannons and Rumors: The Curious Case of Noel Pemberton Billing
  • The Night When They Attacked America : Hearing is not Believing
  • When Death of a Democracy is Greeted with Applause: The Reichstag Fire
  • The Birth of a Mythology: The Roswell Incident
  • The Dictator Who Didn’t Have Gold Taps: The End of Communism in Eastern Europe
  • Murderous Rumors: The Rwanda Genocide
  • A New Witch Hunt: The Satanic Ritual Abuse.
ISBN
  • 9781498500838 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 1498500838 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2014037485
OCLC
890625170
RCP
H - S
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