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The History of Manners: Preface; Part I: On the Sociogenesis of the Concepts of "Civilisation" and "Culture": 1. Sociogenesis of the Difference Between Kultur and Zivilization in German Usage. i. Introduction. ii. The Development of the Antithesis of Kultur and Zivilization. iii. Examples of Courtly Attitudes in Germany. iv. The Middle Class and the Court Nobility in Germany. v. Literary Examples of the Relationship of the German Middle-Class Intelligentsia to the Court. vi. The Recession of the Social and the Advance of the National Element in the Antithesis of Kultur and Zivilization. 2. Sociogenesis of the Concept of Civilisation in France. i. Introduction. ii. Sociogenesis of Physiocratism and the French Reform Movement. Part II: Civilization as a Specific Transformation of Human Behaviour: i. The Development of the Concept of Civilite. ii. On Medieval Manners. iii. The Problem of Change in Behaviour during the Renaissance. iv. On Behaviour at Table. v. Changes in Attitude towards the Natural Functions. vi. On Blowing One's Nose. vii. On Spitting. viii. On Behaviour in the Bedroom. ix. Changes in Attitude toward Relations between the Sexes. x. On Changes in Aggressiveness. xi. Scenes from the Life of a Knight.

State Formation and Civilization: Part I: Feudalization and State Formation: Introduction. i. Survey of Courtly Society. ii. A Prospective Glance at the Sociogenesis of Absolutism. 1. Dynamics of Feudalization. i. Introduction. ii. Centralizing and Decentralizing Forces in the Medievel Power Figuration. iii. The Increase in Population after the Migration of Peoples. iv. Some Observations on the Sociogensis of the Crusades. v. The Internal Expansion of Society. vi. Some New Elements in the Structure of Medieval Society as Compared with Antiquity. vii. On the Sociogenesis of Feudalism. viii. On the Sociogenesis of Minnesang and Courtly Forms of Conduct. 2. On the Sociogenesis of the State. i. The First Stage of the Rising Monarchy. ii. Excursus on some Differences in the Paths of Development of England, France and Germany. iii. On the Monopoly Mechanism. iv. Early Struggles within the Framework of the Kingdom. v. The Resurgence of Centrifugal Tendencies. vi. The Last Stages of the Free Competitive Struggle and the Final Monopoly Position of the Victor. vii. The Distribution of Power Ratios within the Unit of Rule. viii. On the Sociogenesis of the Monopoly of Taxation. Part II: Synopsis: 3. Towards a Theory of Civilizing Process. i. The Social Constraint Towards Self-Constraint. ii. Spread of the Pressure for Foresight and Self-constraint. iii. Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties. iv. The Courtization of Warriors. v. The Muting of Drives. vi. Shame and Repugnance. vii. Increasing Constraints on the Upper Class. Appendices. Postscript. Foreign Language and originals of the exemplary extracts and verses.


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