New Book: “Kings. A World History” -the mechanisms behind autocratic rule

To understand the world of today, one needs to know the foundation it stood on only 100 years ago. Then autocratic rule, empires and monarchs were the normal state of affairs – and they leaned on a long history. What made one ruler prevail, while others fell? What place do Kings and Queens keep in our psyche? And what threads weave themselves through the history of Kings?

This is a book that puts empires, states, rulers and history itself in a new light. 

The book Kings. A World history (Kungar. En världshistoria) is out today, April 24, 2020.

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