Civilizing Process

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Wiley, Sep 28, 1994 - Social Science - 576 pages
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The Civilizing Processd stands as Norbert Elias's greatest work, tracing the "civilizing" of manners and personality in Western Europe since the late Middle Ages, and showing how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them.

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Norbert Elias taught and researched at the Universities of Leicester, Ghana, Frankfurt and Bielefeld. At the time of his death in 1990, he was considered to be one of the outstanding social thinkers of our century. His other Blackwell books include Time: An Essay, The Society of Individuals, Involvement and Detachment, The Loneliness of the Dying, Court Society and, with Eric Dunning, Quest for Excitement.

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