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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95
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...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.57
They were the black sheep of aristocracy and this is their story. From stately homes to the prisons of wartime Britain; from the House of Lords to Edwardian asylums; from the Ritz and the Dorchester to East End dives, Splendour and Squalor tells the fascinating stories of three of Britain's most illustrious aristocratic dynasties and of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
How are social inequalities experienced, reproduced and challenged in local, global and transnational spaces? What role does the control of space play in distribution of crucial resources and forms of capital (housing, education, pleasure, leisure, social relationships)? The case studies in Geographies of Privilege demonstrate how power operates... more...
- Vittorio Klostermann 2011; US$ 38.17
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
In Place, Race, and Story , author Ned Kaufman has collected his own essays dedicated to the proposition of giving the next generation of preservationists not only a foundational knowledge of the field of study, but more ideas on where they can take it. Through both big-picture essays considering preservation across time, and descriptions of work... more...
- SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 48.00
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...
- 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...