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By Ellis Wasson

ISBN-10: 140394072X

ISBN-13: 9781403940728

ISBN-10: 1403940738

ISBN-13: 9781403940735

Ellis Wasson bargains one of many first finished reviews of the eu ruling classification through the 19th and 20th centuries. Distilling a wealth of modern examine, Wasson analyses the function of aristocracy nowa days, concentrating on the tensions that exist among egalitarian values and how elites form society.

Wasson explodes myths and jettisons stereotypes in sweeping insurance that takes the tale from the Congress of Vienna to Stalingrad. The learn recounts the swap from the genteel international of courtroom balls to Café Society and eventually directly to Eurotrash. It additionally contrasts the anomaly of persisted aristocratic social energy and cultural management with the slow decline of their political authority. Aristocracy and the fashionable World covers key subject matters, such as:
- the exceptional wealth of the nice magnates
- the connection among servants and masters
- interplay with the center classes
- thoughts of honour
- tradition, activity and gender
- neighborhood authority and nationwide power.

Lively and authoritative, the publication reports advancements in Scandinavia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, France, Italy and Spain in addition to in Britain, Germany and Russia. it's crucial interpreting for all people with an curiosity in smooth ecu history.

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