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  • COMMUNITYby Gerard Delanty

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    The increasing individualism of modern Western society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging and, in recent years, as an alternative to the state as a basis for politics. Gerard Delanty begins this stimulating introduction to the concept with an analysis of the origins of the... 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...

  • 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$ 30.00

    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 Origins of the English Gentryby Peter Coss

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 60.00

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

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

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 50.00

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

  • War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, c.1150-1500by Chris Given-Wilson; Ann Kettle; Len Scales

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 99.00

    A plethora of the most important aspects of late medieval England are covered here, with a focus on Edward I. more...

  • The Son Also Risesby Gregory Clark

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does this influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries.... more...

  • Splendour & Squalorby Marcus Scriven

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    From stately homes and prisons to the House of Lords and Edwardian asylums? the stories, spanning the 20th century, of the disintegrating fortunes of three of Britain?s most illustrious aristocratic dynasties and the scapegraces responsible Splendour & Squalor traces the disintegration of three aristocratic dynasties through the twentieth... more...