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  • 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$ 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...

  • Waking from the Dreamby Louise Walker

    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...

  • Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolutionby Keith M. Brown

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 120.00

    Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?'This quotation from Job begins Keith Brown's study of how Scotland's nobility rallied under the pressure of the Reformation and the Covenanting Revolution - a tumultuous period which has generated much historical debate on issues of political authority and power. In this volume Brown builds... more...

  • Stiftung und städtische Gesellschaftby Ralf Lusiardi

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 91.00

    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...

  • Japan's New Middle Classby Ezra F. Vogel; Suzanne Hall Vogel; William W. Kelly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99

    This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal work paints a rich and complex picture of the life of the salaryman and his family. Tracing the rapid postwar economic growth that led to... 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...

  • Slavery in the Sudanby Mohamed Ibrahim Nugud; Asma Mohamed Abdel Halim; Sharon Barnes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This groundbreaking study offers a rare window into the history of slavery in the Sudan, with particular attention to the relationships between slaves and masters. Thoroughly documented, it provides valuable context to current issues of global concern and combats persistent myths about African slavery. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 126.00

    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 in preserving... more...

  • The Rise of an African Middle Classby Michael O. West

    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...