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Norbert Elias: Civilization and the Human Self-Image (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989) was the first comprehensive account in English of the work of Norbert Elias as a whole. The Times Literary Supplement described it as ‘magisterial’. The paperback edition, published by Blackwell in 1992, contained an Afterword written after Elias’s death and covering his last works; it was published under the more textbook-like title Norbert Elias: An Introduction. In 1998 the book was reissued by UCD Press, from whom it is still available.