Oxford:, Oxford University Press, 2014.: 2014
Seller ID: BL4530
Second printing. 8vo. x, 209 pp. Illus., index. Black cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN: 13: 9780199640348 "Who preceded whom? Who wore what? Which form of address should one use? One of the most striking aspects of the early modern period is the crucial significance that contemporaries ascribed to such questions. In this hierarchical world, status symbols did not simply mirror a pre-defined social and political order; rather, they operated as a key tool for defining and redefining identities, relations, and power. Centuries later, scholars face the twofold challenge of evaluating status int... View More...