The Court Society

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University College Dublin Press, Apr 15, 2006 - History - 331 pages
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This classic study of the life of the nobility at the royal court of France, especially under Louis XIV, has long been out of print. Here Elias shows how courtiers - and finally even the king himself - were entrapped in web of etiquette and ceremony, how their expenses, even down to details of their houses and household, were dictated by their rank rather than their income.

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Contents

Preliminary notes on the problem to be studied
39
Characteristics of the courtaristocratic figuration
73
conduct and sentiment of human
86
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Norbert Elias was Professor Emeritus at the University of Frankfurt until his death in 1990. His many works include the modern classic, "The Civilizing Process.

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