Patricians and Parvenus: Wealth and High Society in Wilhelmine Germany

Patricians and Parvenus: Wealth and High Society in Wilhelmine Germany

by Dolores Augustine

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Overview

Patricians and Parvenus: Wealth and High Society in Wilhelmine Germany by Dolores Augustine

This many-sided study of the wealthy business elite of Wilhelmine Germany is based on comprehensive quantitative data on the 502 wealthiest businessmen of the time, material from public and private papers and 200 autobiographies. Not only business history, but family and social history, gender roles, ethnicity, class relations, consumption patterns and broader historical factors are synthesised in the first coherent view of the social world of the wealthy business elite of Wilhelmine Germany.

Selected for the CHOICE list of Outstanding Academic Books for 1995 (Choice current reviews for Academic Libraries)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780854963973
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Dolores Augustine, St. John's University, New York.

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