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This title examines monarchies in world history from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, to North America. Different types of monarchies such as elected, absolute, constitutional, and nominal are discussed, as are the different forms of government and economic systems in monarchies. Historical monarchies such as those of ancient Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome are examined as are more modern monarchies such as those that rule the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and Japan. How monarchies are created is explained, as well as how they derive power and how they end. Historic monarchs such as Cleopatra, David, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, King John, Peter the Great, Louis XVI, Hirohito, and Abdul Aziz al-Saud are introduced. Important events in the history of monarchies such as the Magna Carta, Act of Settlement 1701, and World Wars I and II are covered. The citizen's role, rights, and responsibilities in a monarchy such as paying taxes and exercising political rights are also covered. Exploring World Governments is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
BISACS JNF043000, JNF030000, JNF025000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2011-01-01
ISBN 9781617147920, 9781617840784
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 321.8
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1230
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
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Exploring World Governments – Library Media Connection

This informative series explains the need for government and introduces exemplars of various forms. The writing is clear and attractive layouts use pictures and sidebars. Recommended.

Exploring World Governments – School Library Journal

As a collection, these books cover their topics in depth, including historical global background on each type of government. They have balanced viewpoints that reference specific periods and current figures. . . . The volumes are informative and succinct, without overloading readers with extraneous facts. The authors consistently discuss how any given type of government impacts that country’s relationships with its neighbors and the world and investigate how it impacts the lives of its citizens, in both positive and negative ways. The material is up-to-the-minute and conveys the overall sense that governments are always in flux.

Author: Diane Gimpel