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Journal > Volumes > 45 (2014) / 2 (Summer)
People’s Secrets: Towards a Social History of Early Modern Cryptography
Benedek Láng
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

The author’s research aims to present a comprehensive and contextualizing history of cryptography based on the rich source material of early modern Hungary.Cryptography will be contextualized in a wide range of social strata, integrated into the larger intellectual milieu of secrecy.This article surveys the most important source types of research in the field of diplomacy, private correspondence, espionage, student handbooks, and personal diaries.

Pages: 291 - 308