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New York 1997 Trade paperback New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 380 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & ... Cultural Criticism (Paperback). Audience: General/trade. Read more Show Less

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This study is particularly brilliant, even for the great Elias. In it he returns to the shame analysis that he began in The Civilizing Process, clarifying great swaths of German and European cultural history. A must for your reading list. (Thomas J. Scheff, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Elias's magnum opus . . . Having read it, no one will say again that the awkward gap between the 'bird's eye view' and the insider's experience of society cannot be bridged, that the tortured ways of history cannot be both explained and understood. (Zygmunt Bauman, author of Modernity and the Holocaust)

This insightful work . . . has much to say about Germany. But it also has much to point out about other nations, especially the emerging democracies of central and eastern Europe, which have a lot to learn about nation-building. (Christian Science Monitor)

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Zygmunt Bauman
Elias's magnum opus . . . Having read it, no one will say again that the awkward gap between the 'bird's eye view' and the insider's experience of society cannot be bridged, that the tortured ways of history cannot be both explained and understood.
Christian Science Monitor
This insightful work . . . has much to say about Germany. But it also has much to point out about other nations, especially the emerging democracies of central and eastern Europe, which have a lot to learn about nation-building.
Thomas J. Scheff
This study is particularly brilliant, even for the great Elias. In it he returns to the shame analysis that he began in The Civilizing Process, clarifying great swaths of German and European cultural history. A must for your reading list.
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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 Process and What is Sociology?

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
I Civilization and Informalization 21
A Changes in European Standards of Behaviour in the Twentieth Century 23
B Duelling and Membership of the Imperial Ruling Class: Demanding and Giving Satisfaction 44
II A Digression on Nationalism 121
'History of Culture' and 'Political History' 123
From Humanist to Nationalist Middle-Class Elites 134
The Duality of Nation-States' Normative Codes 154
III Civilization and Violence: On the State Monopoly of Physical Violence and its Transgression 171
Appendices to Part III
Appendices to Part III: 1 On the Ethos of the Wilhelmine Bourgeoisie 204
Appendices to Part III: 2 The Pro-War Literature of the Weimar Republic 207
Appendices to Part III: 3 The Decay of the State Monopoly of Violence in the Weimar Republic 214
Appendices to Part III: 4 Lucifer upon the Ruins of the World 224
Appendices to Part III: 5 Terrorism in the Federal Republic of Germany - Expression of a Social Conflict between Generations 229
IV The Breakdown of Civilization 299
V Thoughts on the Federal Republic 403
Editorial Postscript 434
Notes 437
Index 482
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