The New Nobility

Author: Andrei Soldatov
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1586489232
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Two courageous journalists chart how the KGB rose from the Soviet ashes and recreated itself as the FSB at the prompting and with the assistance of Vladimir Putin In The New Nobility, two courageous Russian investigative journalists open up the closed and murky world of the Russian Federal Security Service. While Vladimir Putin has been president and prime minister of Russia, the Kremlin has deployed the security services to intimidate the political opposition, reassert the power of the state, and carry out assassinations overseas. At the same time, its agents and spies were put beyond public accountability and blessed with the prestige, benefits, and legitimacy lost since the Soviet collapse. The security services have played a central- and often mysterious-role at key turning points in Russia during these tumultuous years: from the Moscow apartment house bombings and theater siege, to the war in Chechnya and the Beslan massacre. The security services are not all-powerful; they have made clumsy and sometimes catastrophic blunders. But what is clear is that after the chaotic 1990s, when they were sidelined, they have made a remarkable return to power, abetted by their most famous alumnus, Putin.

Pentagon Partners

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Valerius Maximus And The Rhetoric Of The New Nobility

Author: W. Martin Bloomer
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Valerius Maximus and the Rhetoric of the New Nobility

The New Nobility

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Old And New Nobility In Aix En Provence 1600 1695

Author: Donna Bohanan
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"Historians have long debated the idea that an aristocratic crisis occurred in France during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The traditional view of the period has been that the established nobility, the noblesse d'epee, found itself dispossessed by the most successful members of the middle class, who were slowly emerging as a separate and powerful bureaucratic nobility, the noblesse de robe. Confident that a broad functional division separated these two groups, advocates of this view have maintained that differing patterns of wealth, marriage, and education further widened the gap between the old nobility and the new. According to these historians, the alleged decline of the old aristocracy permitted the expansion of royal authority with little effective opposition." "Donna Bohanan is one of an increasing number of scholars who challenge this theory. She maintains that the traditional interpretation, in concentrating on the nobility of northern France, has failed to take regional differences into account. In her convincing and clearly argued study of the nobility of seventeenth-century Aix-en-Provence, Bohanan shows that the established nobility was not displaced by the new aristocracy but rather was rejuvenated by the influx of new blood, new talents, and new money. This occurred chiefly, she claims, because the noble families of southern France, both old and new, lived mainly in urban settings, from which they were able and accustomed to exert influence in a number of areas: provincial politics, royal government, municipal life, and the local economy. Bohanan argues that the continued use of Roman law, the survival of large tracts of allodial property, and the imperfect development of vassalage further helped to set the Midi and its elites apart from the remainder of the kingdom. She asserts that such regional diversity was intrinsic to France in the early modern period and inevitably affected the strength of provincial nobilities." "For the purposes of her study, Bohanan analyzes in extensive detail the lives of five noble Aixois families--two representing the old aristocracy and three representing the new. She finds that in many ways--the acquisition of wealth, marriage and inheritance patterns, educational achievement, and civic responsibility--the old and new nobility acted in concordance with each other. In the final analysis it was the ability to adapt to changing circumstances that underlay the assimilation of both old and new families and permitted the resulting elite to maintain power in both a local and a regional context." "Bohanan's work, which draws heavily on quantitative analysis, makes a significant contribution to the ongoing scholarly debate on the early modern French nobility."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The New Nobility

Author: John Wien Forney
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780343837426
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Paradox Of Philosophical Education

Author: J. Harvey Lomax
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739104774
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Lomax pays particular attention to the problematic concept of nobility, which concerned Nietzsche during his later years. This study provides a close textual analysis and a thoughtful reconceptualization ofBeyond Good and Evil.

The New Europe

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The New Peerage Or Present State Of The Nobility Of England Scotland And Ireland

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The New Monthly Magazine

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Catherine The Great And The Russian Nobility

Author: Paul Dukes
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The New Englander

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The Fall Of Rome And The Rise Of The New Nationalities Lects

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The Carafas Of Maddaloni

Author: Alfred von Reumont
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New Nobility

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The European Nobility In The Eighteenth Century

Author: Jerzy Lukowski
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1403937737
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The position of the nobility depended on a stable world which accepted their authority: but, in the eighteenth century, that world was becoming increasingly fractured as a result of social and economic developments and new ideas. Since nobles were, in economic terms, an extremely disparate group, ranging from the near destitute to the unimaginably wealthy, how could this ruling class preserve a coherent identity? Was wealth more important than birth or education? How should wealth be retained or accumulated? And what role did women play in shoring up noble pre-eminence? In this wide-ranging study, Jerzy Lukowski addresses these issues, and shows the pressures and tensions - both from governments and from the lower orders - which challenged traditional ruling groups in Europe during the century before the French Revolution. Lukowski explains the basic mechanisms of noble existence and examines how the European aristocracy sought to maintain a sense of solidarity in the midst of widespread change.

A Personal Aristocracy

Author: True Blue Indigo
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556438664
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A book that draws on Renaissance values and philosophy gives those interested in New Thought, consciousness and spiritual growth a fresh perspective on classical values, encouraging them to explore beauty and graciousness. Original.