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Distributing Status: The Evolution of State Honours in Western Europe

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Honorific rewards are all about status and illustrate status processes in a way that few other social phenomena do. Why do we have so many honorific awards and prizes? Although they are a major feature of modern societies, they have received little scholarly attention. Samuel Clark argues that answering this question requires a separate historical analysis of different awards and prizes. He presents a comprehensive explanation of the origins and evolution of state honours in the British Isles, France, and the Low Countries ...

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0773546014

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9780773546011

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Distributing Status: The Evolution of State Honours in Western Europe
2018, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773546011

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Distributing Status: The Evolution of State Honours in Western Europe
2016, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773546844

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