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Elias Collected Works Vol 18 – final volume – published

Posted on by Stephen Mennell

Volume 18 of the Collected Works of Norbert Elias, Supplements and Index to the Collected Works, has now been published, and is available direct from UCD Press at 20% discount: €48 Euro plus €6 postage (international) €4 (Ireland). It can be ordered direct from our website or by email

The consolidated index to the Collected Works as a whole is an indispensable and invaluable tool for navigating through Elias’s complex and overlapping writings.

Besides the index, this volume contains two substantial supplements: a long and important critique on Freud written in the last weeks of Elias’s life, not previously published in English; and an essay, not previously published in any language, on the anthropologist–philosopher Lucien Lévy-Bruhl and the problem of ‘the logical unity of humankind’. Both essays fill important gaps in Elias’s work, and deal with common criticisms of his thought.

Essays edited by Stephen Mennell, Marc Joly and Katie Liston; Index compiled by Stephen Mennell and Barbara Mennell.

2014 |  234 x 156 mm, xiv + 258 pp. | 978-1-906359-12-6