The Civilizing Process: The history of manners

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Urizen Books, 1978 - Civilization - 310 pages
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The Civilizing Process stands out as Norbert Elias' greatest work, tracing the 'civilizing' of manners and personality in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, and showing how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them. It comprises the two volumes originally published in English as The History of Manners and State Formation and Civilization, now, in a single volume, the book is restored to its original format and made available world-wide to a new generation of readers.In this new edition, the original text is extensively revised, corrected, and updated. The Revised Edition reveals anew and afresh the greatness of Elias' masterpiece.

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Such a major foundational work deserves a longer and more thorough review than it will receive here. Elias investigates what are the processes and hallmarks of civilization. What distinguishes ... Read full review

Contents

The Development of the Antithesis of Kultur
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The Middle Class and the Court Nobility
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Literary Examples of the Relationship of
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