Dynasties of the World: A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook

Dynasties of the World: A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook
Author: John E. Morby
Language English
Pages: 640
ISBN10: 0198604734
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.20
ISBN13: 9780198604730
Published: July 11th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA

This new reference is a comprehensive guide to the major monarchies of the world from ancient Egypt to the present day. The main text consists of clearly designed chronological tables, in broad geographical groupings, setting out monarchs' names and years of rule, other titles, lineages, and authentic sobriquets; the book also includes information on abdications, depositions, interregna, regencies, and co-regencies. Supporting notes discuss chronological problems and sources, calendars and dating systems, margins of error, sources and further reading. The result of copious research in many languages and contributions from numerous scholars, this book is the most accurate, reliable, and up-to-date work of its kind available, invaluable for scholars, students, librarians, and interested general readers.