The Aristocrats

Europe's nobility from the Middle Ages to the present day

Original Title: Die Welt des Adels

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04868-4
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: March 15, 2021
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Bettina  Musall  (Editor), Eva-Maria  Schnurr  (Editor) - The Aristocrats


A class of their own: the history of European nobility

Have you ever wondered what really happened at court, what its rules of dress and etiquette were, what noblewomen wrote in their secret diaries and which blue bloods actually did any work?

In this book, Spiegel authors and renowned society experts provide an unprecedented insight into the opulent world of European nobility. They introduce us to the key ruling families and their ancestral seats, explain the political and military influence wielded by the aristocracy since the Middle Ages, describe how its role has changed over time, and reveal to what, if anything, its noblesse still obliges it these days.


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