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Prince, Pen, and Sword: Eurasian Perspectives
Language: en
Pages: 654
Authors: Maaike van Berkel, Jeroen Duindam
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02 - Publisher: Rulers & Elites

A synoptic interpretation of the rulers and elites in Eurasia from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.
Political Culture in the Latin West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, c.700–c.1500
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Catherine Holmes, Jonathan Shepard, Jo van Steenbergen, Björn Weiler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-26 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This comparative study explores three key cultural and political spheres – the Latin west, Byzantium and the Islamic world from Central Asia to the Atlantic – roughly from the emergence of Islam to the fall of Constantinople. These spheres drew on a shared pool of late antique Mediterranean culture, philosophy
How the East Was Won
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrew Phillips
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How did upstart outsiders forge vast new empires in early modern Asia, laying the foundations for today's modern mega-states of India and China? In How the East Was Won, Andrew Phillips reveals the crucial parallels uniting the Mughal Empire, the Qing Dynasty and the British Raj. Vastly outnumbered and stigmatised
Sacred Kingship in World History
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: A. Azfar Moin, Alan Strathern
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-10 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Sacred kingship has been the core political form, in small-scale societies and in vast empires, for much of world history. This collaborative and interdisciplinary book recasts the relationship between religion and politics by exploring this institution in long-term and global comparative perspective. Editors A. Azfar Moin and Alan Strathern present
In the Shadow of the Gods
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Dominic Lieven
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

From the acclaimed Wolfson Prize-winning author, a dazzling history of the world's emperors For millennia much of the world was ruled by emperors: a handful of individuals claimed no limit to the lands they could rule over and no limit to their authority. They operated beyond normal human constraint and