5,000 Years of Royalty: Kings, Queens, Princes, Emperors, and Tsars

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Conflict. Glory. Romance. Tragedy. Bloodshed. No matter the era, the lives of the men and women who have wielded power and controlled destinies make for fascinating reading.

5,000 Years of Royalty compiles the rich pageant of history into a lushly illustrated, accessible guide that will delight both the amateur historian and inveterate royal watcher alike. Profiles include:

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Overview

Conflict. Glory. Romance. Tragedy. Bloodshed. No matter the era, the lives of the men and women who have wielded power and controlled destinies make for fascinating reading.

5,000 Years of Royalty compiles the rich pageant of history into a lushly illustrated, accessible guide that will delight both the amateur historian and inveterate royal watcher alike. Profiles include:

The Assyrian warrior king Ashurbanipal, who hitched the kings of four nations to his chariot for a victory parade;

Montezuma, who was stoned to death by his Aztec subjects upon his capture by the Spanish;

Ivan the Terrible of Russia, who, upon the suspicious death of this wife, executed bot only those he thought were guilty, but also their families, so that no one would remain alive to pray for their souls;

Mary I, Queen of Scots, who had no luck with men—her closest advisor was dragged from her room and stabbed to death and her husband's house was blown up while he was lying sick in bed;

King Leopold II of Belgium, who's private colony in the Congo caused the death of more than 2 million Africans working for him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603761185
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 262,071
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    Blast from the past!

    I originally purchased this book for my grandfather. When he finished, he said he didn't know "a thing or two" about some of the men and women he grew up learning about. I poked my nose into the text and found it to be a page turner. Every Royal has a picture along with a single page discripion. It was a pick-up/put-down text that was informative and fun. It also has inspired me to learn more about some of the nations I read about.

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

    5,000 Years of Royalty

    I searched for a book that would contain the combined information for monarchs that ruled in different countries at the same time for long time . When you can compare two or more rulers of the particular countries, you will better understand the way how a county was developing its traditions and culture. Also, it gives a better understanding of this counrty's modern developments and tendencies and its place in the history, influence on the other county and modern world.
    When I saw the book 5,000 Years of Roalty, I was very excited to see that the book is orgaized precisely the way I looked for. Of course due to extensive history period, the book is not able to mention all monarchs that rule in their respective counties, but it does reference the key, significant figures. It is a very-very good reference tool to identify a certain time period in history with several particular figures. I have to note that the content does not impress by seriosness of its analysis but it is a good start for your own research.

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