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Unequal Friendship

The Patron-Client Relationship in Historical Perspective

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Antoni Mączak

This book analyzes the patron-client relationship over both space and time. It covers such areas of the globe as Europe, Africa and Latin America, and such periods in time as ancient Rome, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Poland, as well as twentieth-century America. It also analyzes clientelism in U.S. policy toward the Vietnam War and in Richard J. Daley’s mayoral rule over Chicago. In his comparative approach the author makes broad use of theories from such fields as history, sociology, anthropology and linguistics while considering the global scale of the patron-client relationship and the immense role that clientelism has played in world history.

BIC Classifications

  • Humanities (H)
    • History (HB)
  • Geographical (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Southern Europe (1DS)
        • Italy (1DST)
      • Eastern Europe (1DV)
        • Poland (1DVP)
    • Africa (1H)
    • The Americas (1K)
      • Latin America (1KL)
  • Time period (3)
    • BCE to c 500 CE (3D)
    • Modern period, c 1500 onwards (3J)

BISAC Classifications

  • History (HIS)
    • HISTORY / General (HIS000000)
    • Ancient (HIS002)
      • HISTORY / Ancient / Greece (HIS002010)
    • HISTORY / Europe / General (HIS010000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern (HIS010010)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Western (HIS010020)
    • HISTORY / Europe / France (HIS013000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Germany (HIS014000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain (HIS015000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Italy (HIS020000)
    • HISTORY / Study & Teaching (HIS035000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Austria & Hungary (HIS040000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal (HIS045000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German (LIT004170)
  • Music (MUS)
    • MUSIC / General (MUS000000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • Sociology (SOC026)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General (SOC026000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
  • History & Archaeology (N)
    • History (NH)
      • European history (NHD)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Southern Europe (1DS)
        • Italy (1DST)
      • Eastern Europe (1DT)
        • Poland (1DTP)
    • Africa (1H)
    • The Americas (1K)
      • South & Central America (including Mexico), Latin America (1KL)
  • Time period qualifiers (3)
    • CE period up to c 1500 (3K)
    • c 1500 onwards to present day (3M)