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The emperor as ruler of heaven and Earth

25 June 2022

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25 June 2022

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In the Shadow of the Gods: The Emperor in World History Dominic Lieven

Allen Lane, pp.528, 35

Geography, climate, economics and nationalism are often seen as decisive forces in history. In this dynamic, original and convincing book Dominic Lieven considers emperors and their dynasties as motors of events.

Defying constrictions of time and space, ranging from Sargon of Akkad, the ruler of what is now northern Iraq (r.

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