Civilizing Process

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Wiley, Sep 28, 1994 - Social Science - 576 pages
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" The Civilizing Process " 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. This single-volume edition restores the book to its original format, making it available worldwide for a new generation of readers.

The Revised Edition, takes the original version of the combined classic texts "The History of Manners" and" State Formation and Civilization" and addresses the problems found in the first edition through updating, revising, and correcting. The revised version is simply perfecting what was already a masterpiece.

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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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