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Children's LiteratureEven in our modern age there remain a number of nations that have some form of monarchical government in place. In Europe for example, nations such as Great Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, and Denmark all maintain some form of monarchy in conjunction with parliamentary rule. In this illustrated book, author Nathaniel Harris takes a look at the origins, nature, and continued existence of rule by kings and queens in human history. This is one of a number of titles in the World Almanac Library "Systems of Government" series. As such it is designed to afford younger readers with an overview of the elements of a particular form of government. Readers not only learn information about royal rule but also about certain individual sovereigns and their reigns. This book is a fine and concise introduction to a very broad subject. Monarchs have ruled over their fellow human beings since the dawn of recorded history. Although the role of most modern sovereigns is vastly different than that of an ancient Pharaoh, Czar, or Caesar, the principles of monarchy remain the same. In this well-written book readers come to understand these underlying premises and gain a great deal of insight into monarchy as a form of government. 2006, World Almanac Library, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck