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  • Aristocratsby Lawrence James

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Aristocracy means ?rule by the best.? For nine hundred years, the British aristocracy considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws, and guide the nation. Its virtues lay in its collective wisdom, its attachment to chivalric codes, and its sense of public duty. It evolved from a medieval warrior caste into a self-assured and sophisticated... more...

  • Contested Spaces of Nobility in Early Modern Europeby Matthew P. Romaniello; Charles Lipp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    European nobility faced a number of religious, political and military challenges. Many sought to increase their status, or maintain their privileges, by negotiating with various political and religious authorities, and exploiting opportunities in this era of upheaval. In examining the protective strategies nobles adopted in an age of state-building,... more...

  • The Splendour and Squalorby Marcus Scriven

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.11

    They kept monkeys in West End hotels, and rent-boys in Deauville and Kensington; they used firearms with convincing disregard for their own and others' safety, and drove their Rollses and Bentleys with seemingly suicidal intent. They acquired yachts and helicopters as they shipped the family silver to California and disposed of Old Masters at auction;... more...

  • Geographies of Privilegeby France Winddance Twine; Bradley Gardener

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Geographies of Privilege brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars with a worldwide focus to reveal the nature of privilege on a global scale. The chapters examine privilege through a relational lens by showing the tension that exists between privileged (elite) and unprivileged (degraded) spaces. By including of persons and groups that... 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...

  • Abacus and Mah Jongby Marina Carter; James Ng Foong Kwong

    BRILL 2009; US$ 132.00

    This case study of Chinese settlement in Mauritius investigates the complexities of colonial diasporas and sets the construction of a mythology of migration against the realities of the processes of negotiation and communication with the larger society. more...

  • Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersalby Jennifer Leigh McGarrigle

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 49.00

    A study of South Asian settlement patterns and residential preferences exploring the motivations underlying these, paying particular attention to processes of ethnic concentration and suburbanisation. more...

  • Adventurers And Exilesby Dr Marjory Harper

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    'The Scots have always been a restless people', says leading Scottish historian Marjory Harper 'but in the nineteenth century their restlessness exploded into a sustained surge of emigration that carried Scotland almost to the top of a European league table of emigrant exporting countries.' This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account... more...

  • Patterns of Migration in Central Europeby Claire Wallace; Dariusz Stola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    Patterns of Migration in Central Europe brings together new material on migration in the region: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the last ten years, these countries have changed from being countries of emigration to countries of immigration. As the next candidates for membership to the European Union, migration has become a particularly... more...

  • Lords of Misruleby Dr Antony Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Flamboyant, cultured and refined, aristocracy is often seen as a national treasure. Lords of Misrule takes a different view and considers the role of an aristocracy behaving badly. This is a book about the political, social and moral failings of aristocracy and the ways in which they have featured in political rhetoric. Drawing on the views of critics... more...