The Resource Ruthless rulers, The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Tyrants, C. S. Denton, (ebook)

Ruthless rulers, The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Tyrants, C. S. Denton, (ebook)

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Ruthless rulers, The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Tyrants
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Ruthless rulers
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The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Tyrants
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C. S. Denton
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eng
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Throughout history, all monarchs have lived with the same dichotomy of simultaneously being human and more than human. In our time, when monarchs seem little more than tourist curiosities and democracy is taken for granted, it is easy to forget just how much power pre-democratic rulers once wielded. The rulers and holders of political power in this book were all possessed of vast - in many cases, absolute, - power: power which was often exercised arbitrarily and unjustly. What unites the figures in this book is that they all, in one way or another, failed to live up to the extravagantly high hopes invested in them and, as a consequence, have been judged harshly by history. A few, such as George III, might have been remembered more kindly were it not for mental illness changing their status from that of hero to villain. Some, like Louis XVI, were unfairly transformed into monsters by hostile propaganda, while others, such as Pete the Great, have been both celebrated as heroes and denounced as tyrants, often in the same breath. Finally, there are those rulers who, like Caligula or Ivan the Terrible, may well fully deserve their evil reputations. Ruthless Rulers is a study in how often rulers were carried away or overwhelmed by their exalted status, while a few were even driven over the edge into madness
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Denton, C. S
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  • Europe
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Ruthless rulers, The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Tyrants, C. S. Denton, (ebook)
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9781784285241
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Ruthless rulers, The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Tyrants, C. S. Denton, (ebook)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781784285241
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11883961
Specific material designation
remote
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11883961
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MWT11883961
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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