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  • Transformations in Slaveryby Paul E. Lovejoy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Hochkultur als Herrschaftselementby Gabriele B. Clemens; Malte König; Marco Meriggi

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Researchers have long debated which role the aristocracy played in society, politics and the economy during the 19th century. Did the aristocracy succeed in staying ?at the top?, or did it lose more and more ground to the emerging bourgeoisie? The collected essays in this volume show that the Italian and German aristocracy definitely succeeded... more...

  • White Goldby Giles Milton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    The true story of white European slaves in eighteenth century Algiers, Tunis, and Morocco In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--Ali Hakem and his network of Islamic slave traders--had declared war on the whole of Christendom. France,... more...

  • The Aristocratic Families in Early Imperial Chinaby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

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

  • The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousnessby E. Paul Durrenberger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Presenting prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic data from Mongolia, China, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States, The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness offers a first step toward examining class as a central issue within anthropology. Contributors to this volume use the methods of historical materialism, cultural ecology,... more...

  • The Company We Keepby Daniel Marschall

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    At the birth of the Internet Age, computer technologists in small, aggressive software development companies became part of a unique networked occupational community. They were creative, team-oriented, and enthusiastic workers who built "boundaryless careers," hopping from one employer to another. In his absorbing ethnography The Company We Keep... more...

  • Slave and Citizenby Frank Tannenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Slave & Citizen deals with one of the most intriguing problems presented by the development of the New World: the contrast between the legal and social positions of the Negro in the United States and in Latin America. It is well-known that in Brazil and in the Caribbean area, Negroes do not suffer legal or even major social disabilities on account... more...

  • Aristocracyby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Waking from the Dreamby Louise Walker

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Praxisleitfaden betriebliche Altersvorsorgeby Robert Schwarz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.99

    Altersarmut? Nein danke! Handlicher Praxisleitfaden zur bAV für Vermittler, Personalverantwortliche und Berater Der gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Anspruch auf betriebliche Altersvorsorge (bAV) wirft in der Praxis komplexe Fragen von allen Seiten auf. Sowohl Arbeitnehmer als auch Arbeitgeber benötigen immer umfangreichere Beratung, wenn es darum geht,... more...