In the Shadow of the Gods

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In the Shadow of the Gods

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Author :   D. C. B. Lieven
Publisher :   Allen Lane
Published :   05/05/2022
ISBN :   9780241284421
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   528
Size (mm) :   240x162x46
Weight (g) :   816

For millennia much of the world was ruled by emperors: a handful of individuals claimed no limit to the lands they could rule over and no limit to their authority. They operated beyond normal human constraint and indeed often claimed a superhuman or divine... Read more
 
For millennia much of the world was ruled by emperors: a handful of individuals claimed no limit to the lands they could rule over and no limit to their authority. They operated beyond normal human constraint and indeed often claimed a superhuman or divine authority. As an expert on empires and on Russian history, Lieven is brilliantly qualified to write a book that brings to life a system of rule that dominated most of human history, as well as some of history's grandest and most dismaying figures.