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Author Clark, Samuel, 1945-
Title Distributing status : the evolution of state honours in Western Europe / Samuel Clark.
Imprint Montreal : Mcgill-Queens University Press, 2016.

Author Clark, Samuel, 1945-
Subject Awards -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western -- History.
Decorations of honor -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western -- History.
Medals -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western -- History.
Social status -- Europe, Western -- History.
Social classes -- Europe, Western -- History.
Awards -- Europe, Western -- History.
Decorations of honor -- Europe, Western -- History.
Medals -- Europe, Western -- History.
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part one: Bourgeoisie, aristocracy, and cultural power. Rise of the bourgeoisie -- Persistence of the old order -- Cultural power -- Part two: State, war, and collective power. Theoretical considerations -- Conditions for collective action in medieval Europe -- Conditions for collective action in early modern and modern Europe -- Collective-action problems and the honours of states -- Part three: Social structures and disciplinary power. The middle ages -- Descipline in early modern and modern Europe -- Disciplinary functions of state honours -- Part four: Status structures and status power. Honours and existing status structures -- Status struggles -- Status consequences of state honours -- State honours in comparative perspecitve: a global analysis -- Conclusion: toward an explanation of modern state hnoours -- Epilogue: the endless spiral of honours.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773598560 (electronic bk.)
0773598561 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 947837811
Additional Format Print version: Clark, Samuel, 1945- Distributing status. Montreal : Mcgill-Queens Univ Press, 2016 0773546847 (OCoLC)932386681