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The Resource Dynasties : a global history of power, 1300-1800, Jeroen Duindam, Leiden University

Dynasties : a global history of power, 1300-1800, Jeroen Duindam, Leiden University

Label
Dynasties : a global history of power, 1300-1800
Title
Dynasties
Title remainder
a global history of power, 1300-1800
Statement of responsibility
Jeroen Duindam, Leiden University
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For thousands of years, societies have fallen under the reign of a single leader, ruling as chief, king, or emperor. In this fascinating global history of medieval and early modern dynastic power, Jeroen Duindam charts the rise and fall of dynasties, the rituals of rulership, and the contested presence of women on the throne. From European, African, Mughal, Ming-Qing and Safavid dynasties to the Ottoman Empire, Tokugawa Japan and Chosen Korea, he reveals the tension between the ideals of kingship and the lives of actual rulers, the rich variety of arrangements for succession, the households or courts which catered to rulers' daily needs, and the relationship between the court and the territories under its control. The book integrates numerous African examples, sets dynasties within longer-term developments such as the rise of the state, and examines whether the tensions inherent in dynastic power led inexorably to cycles of ascent and decline"--
  • "Dynasty persists into the modern world, but it has lost much of its aura during recent centuries. With the emergence of industrialised and urbanised societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, alternative forms of power have become more prominent. Kingship evolved at a point where societies moved beyond kinship as the key principle of social organisation; it retreated in modern urban and industrial society. Kinship and family, however, remain a force to be reckoned with. Personalised and enduring forms of leadership in politics and in business tend to acquire semi-dynastic traits even in the contemporary world. In autocratic states, the power of modern-day dynasts extends far beyond anything their predecessors could have imagined"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duindam, Jeroen Frans Jozef
Dewey number
321.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JC330
LC item number
.D85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Royal houses
  • Kings and rulers, Medieval
  • Kinship
Label
Dynasties : a global history of power, 1300-1800, Jeroen Duindam, Leiden University
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223114403042
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Rulers: position versus person -- 2. Dynasty: reproduction and succession -- 3. At court: spaces, groups, balances -- 4. Realm: connections and interactions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107060685
Lccn
2015015127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
914224400
Label
Dynasties : a global history of power, 1300-1800, Jeroen Duindam, Leiden University
Publication
Bar code
31223114403042
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Rulers: position versus person -- 2. Dynasty: reproduction and succession -- 3. At court: spaces, groups, balances -- 4. Realm: connections and interactions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107060685
Lccn
2015015127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
914224400

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