This work brings together a collection of articles around the concepts of propaganda and political rhetoric from the 14th century to 1999. It is divided into seven thematic and chronological sections which respond to some of the historiographical debates on these subjects.;The first section is devoted to the late medieval and early-modern periods and deals with "proto-propaganda". The second part deals with the revolutionary century, 1789 to 1871. Esays examine the effect of British anti-revolutionary propaganda in Central Europe. Part three concentrates on 19th-century uses of propaganda and focuses on gender, while the central part of the book covers World War I and discusses the generalized use of self-conscious propaganda in the context of mass mobilization of for war. The following section on the inter-war years looks at the many different uses of propaganda and new media. The penultimate section on World War II looks at the use of propaganda in intelligence and counter-intelligence warfare. The last section looks at American film and television, revising many crude arguments on US expansionism, and the book concludes with an essay on psychological operations in the era of CNN televised warfare.