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dc.contributor.authorLang, Benedek
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-09-21 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:22:50Z
dc.identifier1001507
dc.identifierOCN: 1076750916
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/28452
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35937
dc.description.abstractA large number of enciphered documents survived from early modern Hungary. This area was a particularly fertile territory where cryptographic methods proliferated, because a large portion of the population was living in the frontier zone, and participated (or was forced to participate) in the network of the information flow. A quantitative analysis of sixteenth-century to seventeenth-century Hungarian ciphers (300 cipher keys and 1,600 partly or entirely enciphered letters) reveals that besides the dominance of diplomatic use of cryptography, there were many examples of “private” applications too. This book reconstructs the main reasons and goals why historical actors chose to use ciphers in a diplomatic letter, a military order, a diary or a private letter, what they decided to encrypt, and how they perceived the dangers threatening their messages.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GP Research & information: general::GPJ Coding theory & cryptology
dc.subject.otherCryptography
dc.subject.otherEarly modern history
dc.subject.otherHistory of science
dc.subject.otherSocial history
dc.titleReal Life Cryptology
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789462985544
oapen.relation.isPublishedByde2ecbe7-1037-4e96-8c3a-5a842d921e04
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAmsterdam University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.aup.nl


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