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TitlesOrder
Nations and Nationalism by Ernest Gellner1983
Aristocracy by Jonathan Powis1984
Torture by Edward Peters1985
Primitive and Peasant Markets by Richard Hodges1988
Bureaucracy by Eugene Kamenka1989
The History of the Family by James Casey1989
Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World by Patricia Crone1989
Reason and Culture: The Historic Role of Rationality and Rationalism by Ernest Gellner1992
Social Memory by James Fentress1992
The Transformation of Agriculture in the West by David Grigg1992
Environmental History: A Concise Introduction by I. G. Simmons1993
The Problem of Nature: Environment and Culture in Historical Perspective by David Arnold1996
Sociocultural Evolution: Calculation and Contingency (New Perspectives on the Past) by Bruce G. Trigger1998
Slavery by David M. Turley2000
Gender in History by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks2001
The Logic of Culture: Authority and Identity in the Modern Era by William Ray2001
Kingship by Francis Oakley2006

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Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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