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Kings or people : power and the mandate to rule

Author: Reinhard Bendix
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reinhard Bendix
ISBN: 0520023021 9780520023024 0520040902 9780520040908
OCLC Number: 4181614
Description: xii, 692 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART 1: The Authority of Kings --
Sacred and Secular Foundations of Kingship --
Japan --
Russia --
Imperial Germany and Prussia --
England --
Kingship and Aristocracy as a Type of Rule --
PART 2: Toward a Mandate of the People --
Transformations of Western European Societies in the 16th Century --
Kings and People in England --
Toward the Nation-State: France --
Nation-Building: Germany --
Nation-Building: Japan --
Nation-Building: Russia --
From Royal Authority to Popular Mandate: 20th-Century Perspectives.
Responsibility: Reinhard Bendix.

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"An accessible comparative history of the nations surveyed, and a major contribution to the study of political systems and cultures."--"Kirkus Reviews

 
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