Sovereign - Emergence of Absolute Monarchy (17th and 18th...

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Emergence of Absolute Monarchy (17th and 18th Centuries)
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Kingship in European History Germanic tribal origins “First Among Equals” Feudal Kingship Limited Power Political fragmentation Financial Limitations Aristocratic Power Church Authority
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Absolute Monarchy Centralizing Power in the Hands of Kings Control Over Religion Control Over Military Economic Control Control over succession Ideologies of Monarchy “Divine Right of Kings”
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Absolute Monarchy Centralizing Power in the Hands of Kings Reduce power of Aristocratic assemblies French Estates General English Parliament
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Absolute Monarchy Centralizing Power in the Hands of Kings Break Power of Local Authorities Royal institutions Tax collection Royal courts
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Absolute Monarchy Centralizing Power in the Hands of Kings Break Power of Local Authorities Alliances with Aristocrats Foster aristocratic dependency
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