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Classes arising from birth

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  • The Role of Ruling Class Adaptability in the British Transition from Ancien Regime to Modern Stateby Ellis Wasson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This work examines how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party. more...

  • Adel und Bürgertum in Deutschland Iby Heinz Reif

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 81.41

    Im Zentrum der Reihe stehen Relevanz und Bedeutungswandel von Eliten in der europäischen Moderne. Sie thematisiert das Machtbeharren des Adels und untersucht zugleich die Entstehung neuer Elitenformationen im Kontext aufkommender Massenmedien und gesellschaftlicher Mobilisierung. more...

  • Adeligkeit, Katholizismus, Mythosby Markus Raasch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    What role did religion and myth play in the aristocracy?s oft-cited struggle to ?stay on top?? How did they influence private life and public behavior, shape economic thinking and action, change the image of women and men, ideas about education and love, and the relationship to other social classes? The essays in this volume develop new... more...

  • Women of the Upper Classby Susan Ostrander

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    In a unique departure from the usual stereotypes, Susan Ostrander gained access to this elite community and interviewed the women in one U.S. region to study their roles, activities, and self-images. Among her conclusions, Ostrander shows that although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part, unliberated, being... more...

  • Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italyby Anthony L. Cardoza

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 54.00

    A full account of the Italian nobility in the period after national unification. more...

  • The Aristocratic Families in Early Imperial Chinaby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 33.00

    Much scholarly work has been published on the Chinese medieval 'aristocracy', in Chinese, Japanese and Western languages. more...

  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99

    Aristocracies dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European countries until only a few generations ago. William Doyle strips away the myths and beliefs which have always surrounded them, looking at how these very distinctive governing elites held onto power, and analyses when, how, and why they eventually lost it. more...

  • Stiftung und städtische Gesellschaftby Ralf Lusiardi

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 81.41

    Stiftungen spielten im Mittelalter eine außerordentliche Rolle bei der Förderung von Kirche und Religion, von Bildung und sozialer Fürsorge. Sie wirkten - gerade in der städtischen Gesellschaft - auf alle Bereiche des menschlichen Lebens ein. Und sie sollten ungeachtet ihrer sonstigen Zwecke immer auch dem Seelenheil der Stifter dienen. Ausgehend von... more...

  • The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Landby Anne Morgan; Gay McKinnon

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2013; US$ 8.00

    In Anne Morgan's delightful collection of organically-grown eco-tales, a prince wants to marry the young woman with the smallest carbon footprint in the land; Space Cadet Lox finds out why a planet is like a bowl of porridge; a girl in a little green hoodie tries to save an endangered wolf; and Chicken Licken warns the sea is rising. Times have... more...

  • From Valor to Pedigreeby Ellery Schalk

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95 US$ 33.62

    This study offers a new interpretation of how nobility was viewed in sixteenth-century France and the changes that occurred in that view as France moved into the period of religious wars and popular rebellions and the appearance of the absolutist state. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...