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ISBN-10: 0231105630

ISBN-13: 9780231105637

Edition: N/A

Authors: Norbert Elias, Eric Dunning, Stephen Mennell, Michael Schroter

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The last major work by one of our century's most influential social theorists, The Germansis a penetrating account of German social development, from the seventeenth century to the present. Enhanced by his deep understanding of other Western European nations, Norbert Elias's incisive analyses of nationalism, violence, and the breakdown of civilization will be an indispensable resource for those interested in modern European history and sociology and in European studies.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/16/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Eric Dunning is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester

Norbert Elias was Professor Emeritus at the University of Frankfurt until his death in 1990. He taught for many years at the University of Leicester in England and is the author of a number of books, including The Civilizing Processand What is Sociology?

Preface
Civilization and Information
Acknowledgements
A Digression on Nationalism
Introduction
Civilization and Violence: On the State Monopoly of Physical Violence and its Transgression
Changes in European Standards of Behaviour in the Twentieth Century
Duelling and Membership of the Imperial Ruling Class
Demanding and Giving Satisfaction
'History of Culture' and 'Political History'
From Humanist to Nationalist Middle Class Elites
The Duality of Nation-States'
Normative Codes One the Ethos of the Wilhelmine Bourgeoisie
The Pro-War Literature of the Weimar Republic
The Decay of the State Monopoly of Violence in the Weimar Republic
Lucifer upon the Ruins of the World
Terrorism in the Federal Republic of Germany-Expression of a Social Conflict between Generations
The Breakdown of Civilization
Thoughts of the Federal Republic
Editorial Postscript
Notes
Index