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1. Types of monarchical rule

Monarchy, as in government by a king or other sovereign ruler with kinglike powers and dignities (Sovereignty), whether as the hereditary representative of a dynasty or wearer of a crown bestowed for life by election, was the normal mode of authority in early modern Europe, at least for larger polities and territorial states of all kinds. …

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Asch, Ronald G. and Leonhard, Jörn, “Monarchy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024212>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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