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- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 9.99
Aristocracies or nobilities dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European counties until only a few generations ago. The relics of their power, in traditions and behaviour, in architecture and the arts, are still all around us. This short introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 64.99
In Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World , D.A. Dunkley challenges the notion that enslavement fostered the culture of freedom in the former colonies of Western Europe in the Americas. Dunkley explores the importance of the agency displayed by enslaved people and argues that this formed the real basis... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
When the postwar boom began to dissipate in the late 1960s, Mexico's middle classes awoke to a new, economically terrifying world. And following massacres of students at peaceful protests in 1968 and 1971, one-party control of Mexican politics dissipated as well. The ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party struggled to recover its legitimacy, but... more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 18.35
"Offers an extremely sophisticated, nuanced view of the social and political construction of an African middle class in colonial Zimbabwe." -- Elizabeth Schmidt Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence, ... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 95.00
This text brings together the work of 14 scholars, embracing regions as diverse as England, Italy, France, Norway, Poland, Portugal and the Romano-German empire. It covers the whole medieval period from the 5th to the 16th centuries, confronting central issues about the origins and nature of nobility, its relationship with the late Roman world,... more...
- Routledge 1996; US$ 39.95
Surveying the key questions of slavery, this book traces the arguments which have surrounded its history in recent years. A wide-ranging thematic organisation covers racial, economic, political, social, cultural, gender and colonial dimensions. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
The modern professions have a long history that predates the development of formal institutions and examinations in the nineteenth century. Long before the Victorian era the emergent professions wielded power through their specialist knowledge and set up informal mechanisms of control and self-regulation. Penelope Corfield devotes a chapter each... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 61.95
This volume presents debates on class within an international context. Its particular focus is on women's theorized experience of social class from a variety of feminist perspectives, contextualized in relation to the countries and regions in which they live. Using personal experience as a basis, contributors cover Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana,... more...