The People in Power

  • Janine Garrisson
Part of the European Studies Series book series (EUROSTUD)


In a kingdom already tormented by economic crisis, and about to be torn apart by civil war, the personal qualities of the ministers and advisers closest to the king took on a new importance. Amid the storm of ambition which raged around a throne successively occupied by three youths, and amid the white heat of religious fanaticism, the individual character of those in power not only provided role models and scapegoats, but could also give a decisive turn to events.


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