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  • Soziale Ungleichheit und ständische Gesellschaftby Marian Füssel; Thomas Weller

    Vittorio Klostermann 2011; US$ 38.26

    Zu den wohl augenfälligsten Merkmalen der ständischen Gesellschaft gehörte ihr spezifischer Umfang mit dem Phänomen sozialer Ungleichheit. In der Art und Weise, wie soziale Unterschiede gesellschaftlich wahrgenommen, legitimiert und in der sozialen Praxis stets aufs Neue hervorgebracht wurden, unterschied sich die Gesellschaft der Frühen Neuzeit signifikant... more...

  • Adventurers And Exilesby Dr Marjory Harper

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32

    '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...

  • Researching Families and Communitiesby Rosalind Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Recent years have seen a concern with how family and community relationships have changed across the generations, whether for better or worse, and particularly how they have been affected by social and economic developments. But how can we think about and research the nature of the present in relation to the past and vice versa? Researching... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    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$ 125.00

    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...

  • Changing Classesby Gosta Esping-Andersen

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 53.00

    This book makes a significant contribution towards understanding the new class structures of post-industrial societies and the changing processes of social stratification and mobility. Drawing together comparative research on the dynamics of social stratification in a number of key western societies, the authors develop a framework for the analysis... more...

  • Aristocratic Centuryby John Cannon

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 32.00

    Since the work of Butterfield and Namier in the 1930s, it has commonly been said that eighteenth-century England appears atomised, left with no overall interpretation. Subsequent work on religious differences and on party strife served to reinforce the image of a divided society, and in the last ten years historians of the poor and unprivileged have... more...

  • The Aristocracy in Twelfth-Century León and Castileby Simon Barton

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    An examination of the nature and role of the aristocracy in twelfth-century Spain. more...

  • The Origins of the English Gentryby Peter Coss

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 64.00

    A sustained attempt to explore the 13th?14th century origins of the English gentry. more...

  • Cities in a Globalizing Worldby Un-Habitat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is... more...