World Monarchies and Dynasties, Volume 1

Front Cover
Sharpe Reference, 2005 - History - 1063 pages
Throughout history, royal dynasties have dominated countries and empires around the world. Kings, queens, emperors, chiefs, pharaohs, czars - whatever title they ruled by, monarchs have shaped institutions, rituals, and cultures in every time period and every corner of the globe. The concept of monarchy originated in prehistoric times and evolved over centuries right up to the present. Efforts to overthrow monarchies or evade their rule - such as the American, French, Chinese, and Russian revolutions - are considered turning points in world history. Even today, many countries retain their monarchies, although in vastly reduced form with little political power. One cannot understand human history and government without understanding monarchs and monarchies. This fully-illustrated encyclopedia provides the first complete survey of all the major rulers and ruling families of the world, past and present. No other reference work approaches the topic with the same sense of magnitude or connection to historical context. Arranged in A-Z format for ease of access, World Monarchies and Dynasties includes information on major monarchs and dynasties from ancient time to the present. This set: includes overviews of reigns and successions, genealogical charts, and dynastic timelines; addresses concepts, problems, and theories of monarchy; provides background and information for further research; highlights important places, structures, symbols, events, and legends related to particular monarchs and dynasties; includes a master bibliography and multiple indexes.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

AngloSaxon Rulers 43 2905
9
List of Features Anjou Kingdom 44
44
Abbasid Dynasty Aragón Kingdom of
50
Achaemenid Dynasty Art of Kings
56
Ashurbanipal
62
Aksum Kingdom Atahualpa
68
Alexander I Tsar Aurangzeb
74
Alfred the Great Ayutthaya Kingdom
80
PuYi 757
181
Connaught Kingdom
206
Curses Royal
220
Israel Kingdoms of 445
229
Descent Royal
233
Djoser
246
Edward II
259
Fuad 322
273

American Kingdoms Central and North Babenberg Dynasty
86
Bambara Kingdom
89
Benin Kingdom
102
Boru Brian
117
Islam and Kingship 443
128
Bureaucracy Royal
130
Caliphates
143
541
149
Louis I the Pious 542
167
Mysore Kingdom 650
174
General Index
Slavery Royal 866 Theater Royal 932
Fujiwara Dynasty 322
Itsekeri Kingdom 446
Louis IV the Bavarian 543
Myth and Folklore 651
Punjab Princely States 758
Sundjata Keita 910 Trastamara House of 958
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information