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Monarchies 1000-2000

Monarchies 1000-2000 (Paperback)

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"Monarchies 1000 2000" surveys a form of government whose legitimacy rests not on voluntary consensus but on age-old custom, heredity and/or religious sanction. Global in scope and comparative in approach, W. M. Spellman's survey establishes connections between monarchy as idea and practice in a variety of historical and cultural contexts across a millennium when the system was without serious rival. Spellman examines the intellectual assumptions behind different models of monarchy, tracing the ways in which each of these assumptions shifted in response to historical factors. While no human institution has retreated as rapidly in the modern period, monarchy's remarkable longevity invites us to weigh the significance of hierarchy, subordination and dependence as constants of the human experience."

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsGenealogy, heraldry, names & honoursHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical leaders & leadership Publisher: Reaktion Books Publication Date: 01/12/2006 ISBN-13: 9781780230504  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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W. M. Spellman is professor of history and humanities at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is the author of "The Latitudinarians and the Church of England, 1660 1700" (1993) and "European Political Thought, 1600 1700" (1998)."

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