The Resource Absolute power : the real lives of Europe's most infamous rulers, C.S. Denton, (electronic resource)

Absolute power : the real lives of Europe's most infamous rulers, C.S. Denton, (electronic resource)

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Absolute power : the real lives of Europe's most infamous rulers
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Absolute power
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the real lives of Europe's most infamous rulers
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C.S. Denton
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eng
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Here, 75 succinct essays cover European royalty from the last king of Rome to Tsar Nicholas II. There is an enduring public interest in royalty and dictatorial rulers: this book covers all of them comprehensively. Far more than just sensational accounts, the book makes a genuine attempt to understand what drove them to their excesses. An informal, readable style produces a strong turn-page effect. In our time, when European monarchies seem little more than tourist curiosities and democracy is taken for granted, it is easy to forget how much power pre-democratic rulers could once wield. The rulers and holders of political power in this book fall into four categories: those villainized by propaganda; those with serious mental disorders; those simultaneously revered and reviled; and those who truly were the epitome of evil. 'Absolute Power' shows how they were all carried away by their exalted status or even overwhelmed by it, while a few were driven over the edge into madness
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Denton, C. S.
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940.092
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • Monarchy
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Europe
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adult
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Absolute power : the real lives of Europe's most infamous rulers, C.S. Denton, (electronic resource)
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9781848584747
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(electronic bk.)
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11402589
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Absolute power : the real lives of Europe's most infamous rulers, C.S. Denton, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781848584747
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11402589
Publisher number
MWT11402589
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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