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  • Fitting into Place?by Prof Dr Yvette Taylor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Fitting into Place adopts a multi-dimensional interdisciplinary approach to explore shifting geographies and temporalities that re-constitute 'city publics' - and the place of the 'public sociologist'. Class, race and gender (dis)advantages are situated in relation to urban-rural contrasts, where 'future selves' are reconfigured in and through 'local'... more...

  • The Aristocratic Families in Early Imperial Chinaby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

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

  • Arab Youthby Samir Khalaf; Roseanne Saad Khalaf

    Saqi 2012; US$ 21.99

    In 2011, Arab youth took to the streets in their thousands to demand their freedom. Although it is too early to speculate on the ultimate outcome of the uprisings, one auspicious feature stands out: they reveal the genesis of a new generation sparked by the desire for civil liberties, advocacy for human rights, and participatory democracy. This unique... more...

  • Researching Amongst Elitesby Dr Christopher J Schneider; Dr Luis L M Aguiar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Academics often direct their research 'across' in order to examine issues that grip members of the middle classes, or 'down' in order to understand the difficulties workers and other marginalized groups endure. Research that is directed 'up' at individuals and groups with positions of greater wealth and power is less common, yet 'studying up' can... more...

  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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$ 29.56

    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...

  • What's Your Future Worth?by Peter Neuwirth

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    We weigh every significant decision based on how it will affect our future. But when it comes to figuring that out, we mostly make the process up as we go along. While financial professional Peter Neuwirth can?t help you actually predict the future, he can offer a simple, systematic way to make much better guesses about it?and so make better decisions. Neuwirth... more...

  • Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europeby Anne J. Duggan

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 34.95

    Nobility studied in relation to exercise of power, military obligation, `pacification', and transformation into instrument of government, 400-1700. more...