Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

by William Doyle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199206780
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2010
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,279,196
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

William Doyle is Emeritus Professor of History and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, where he taught from 1986 to 2008. He had previously taught at the Universities of York and Nottingham and has held visiting appointments at Oxford, Cambridge and institutions in France and the USA. He has written a dozen books, mainly on eighteenth century history, and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Table of Contents

1. Meanings and entitlements
2. Myths and beliefs
3. Living nobly
4. Impacts and legacies
5. Aristocracy eclipsed
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