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Messiahs: Rulers and the Role of Religion

Messiahs: Rulers and the Role of Religion

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When a man can present himself as a god, or at least as divinity’s chosen servant, and his supporters promote his fantasy, he can wield authority like no other.
Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion explores history's ever-recurring rise of despotic rulers and examines how they portrayed themselves as gods in their quest for domination. This series looks at emperors and kings, tyrants and despots who succumbed to megalomania...
When a man can present himself as a god, or at least as divinity’s chosen servant, and his supporters promote his fantasy, he can wield authority like no other.
Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion explores history's ever-recurring rise of despotic rulers and examines how they portrayed themselves as gods in their quest for domination. This series looks at emperors and kings, tyrants and despots who succumbed to megalomania...

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Published by: FreetosharePublications on Sep 05, 2010
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When a man can present himself as a god, or at least as divinity’s chosen servant, and his supporters  promote his fantasy, he can wield authority like no other.
 
Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion 
exploreshistory's ever-recurring rise of despotic rulers andexamines how they portrayed themselves as gods intheir quest for domination. This series looks atemperors and kings, tyrants and despots whosuccumbed to megalomania.

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