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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Pedigree: Ideas of Nobility in France in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuriesby Ellery Schalk

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • Forgotten Fatherlandby Ben Macintyre

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, Friedrich?s bigoted, imperious sister, founded a ?racially pure? colony in Paraguay together with a band of blonde-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of this ?Nueva Germania? to discover the remains of this... more...

  • Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europeby Anne J. Duggan

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 95.00

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

  • The English Nobility in the Late Middle Agesby Chris Given-Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Muslim networks and transnational communities in and across Europeby S. Allievi

    BRILL 2003; US$ 163.00

    The topic of this collection of articles is the increasingly transnational nature of Islam in Europe as well as the mechanisms by which the transnationalism is activated, especially the media. The papers integrate specific case studies with more general and thematic considerations. more...

  • The Shape of Social Inequalityby David Bills

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 106.00

    This volume brings together former students, colleagues, and others influenced by the sociological scholarship of Archibald O. Haller to celebrate Haller's many contributions to theory and research on social stratification and mobility. All of the chapters respond to Haller's programmatic agenda for stratification research: "A full program aimed at... more...

  • Landscape and Race in the United Statesby Richard H. Schein

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Landscape and Race in the United States is the definitive volume on racialized landscapes in the United States. Edited by Richard Schein each essay will be grounded in a particular location but all of the essays will be informed by the theoretical vision that the cultural landscapes of America are infused with race and America's racial divide. While... more...