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By Francis K.H. So

This assortment conceptualizes the query of rulership in earlier centuries, incorporating such different disciplines as archaeology, artwork background, background, literature and psychoanalysis to demonstrate how kings and queens governed in Europe from the antiquity to early sleek occasions. It discusses different types of kingship resembling client-kingship, monarchy, queen consort and regnant queenship that take place gubernatorial energy in live performance with paternal succession and the divine correct of the king. whereas the king assumes a spiritual size in his compulsory capabilities, justice and peace are very important parts to keep up his sovereignty. In sum, the lively aspect of governmental energy is to maintain peace and order resulting in prosperity for the topics; the passive facet of energy is to guard the topics from exterior assault and loose them from worry. those ideas of energy locate concurrence nowa days in addition to in non-European cultures. via a really cross-cultural, transnational, multidimensional, gender-conscious and interdisciplinary research, this assortment deals a leading edge account of ways strength has been exercised and confirmed in a variety of cultures of a few bygone eras.

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