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  Monarch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most monarchs are raised within a royal family where they are taught to expect and obey their future "duties," and they are, formally or informally, succeeded upon their death or abdication by members of their own family, usually their eldest son or eldest child.
Today, almost all monarchies are hereditary monarchies in which the monarchs come from one royal family with the office of sovereign being passed from one family member to another upon the death or abdication of the incumbent.
In a few cases a monarch is associated with a particular group (or nation) within a state, such as Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu of the Maori (the Maori Queen) and Osei Tutu II of the Ashanti.
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 Absolute monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In theory, an absolute monarch has total power over his or her people and land, including the aristocracy and sometimes the clergy (see caesaropapism), but in practice, absolute monarchs have often found their power limited.
The theory of absolute monarchy developed in the late Middle Ages from feudalism during which monarchs were still very much first among equals among the nobility.
During the Enlightenment, the theory of absolute monarchy was supported by the French philosophes as a form of enlightened despotism.
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 Constitutional monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica, and have the monarch as the head of the executive branch.
Where a monarch holds absolute power, it is known as an absolute monarchy.
Absolutism is a government in which a king or queen rules with total power.
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 Monarch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A monarch is a type of ruler or head of state.
Most monarchs are, formally or informally, succeeded upon their death or abdication by members of their own family, usually their eldest child.
In a few cases a monarch is associated with a particular group (or nation) within a state, such as of the Maori (the Maori Queen) and of the Ashanti.
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 absolute - Wiktionary
Absolute rights and duties are such as pertain to man in a state of nature as contradistinguished from relative rights and duties, or such as pertain to him in his social relations.
absolute curvature (geometry): that curvature of a curve of double curvature, which is measured in the osculating plane of the curve.
absolute temperature (physics): the temperature as measured on a scale determined by certain general thermo-dynamic principles, and reckoned from the absolute zero.
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 CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as head_of_state.
Where a monarch holds absolute power, it is known as an absolute_monarchy, and law within an absolute monarchy can often be quite different from law within a constitutional monarchy.
Absolutism is a government in which a king or queen rules with total power, in other words as a dictator.
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 Monarch - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
They are usually raised within a royal family where they are taught to expect and obey this "duty." A monarch may chose to resign his position through abdication, though this is a rare and dramatic practice.
It can be either absolute or constitutional, and constitutional monarchies may even restrict the powers of the monarch to the point where he is little more than a figurehead, which is a common modern practice.
In addition to these, there are a few former monarchs who have abdicated or been deposed still alive, as well as several pretenders, claiming thrones that do not exist at the moment.
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 Pre-Enlightenment Europe
Absolutism was by and large motivated by the crises and tragedies of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The purpose of this theater was to demonstrate both the power and the benevolence of the individual monarch; such a display was integral to the legitimation of the monarch's authority and the dedication of the monarch's subject to the state itself.
In these displays of monarchical power he assumed the role of "Sun King." Neoplatonic philosophers of the Renaissance and seventeenth century argued that the sun, as the source of light, was the proper symbol for god and wisdom.
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An absolute monarchy is a idealised form of government, a monarchy where the ruler has the power to rule their country and citizens freely with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition telling the monarchy what to do, although some religious authority may be able to discourage the monarch from some acts.
The political theory which underlies absolute monarchy was that the monarch held their position by the grace of God and was therefore not answerable to mortals.
The example of an absolute monarchy is Louis XIV of France.
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 Absolute monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In theory, an absolute monarch has total power over his or her people and land, including the aristocracy, but in practice, absolute monarchs have often found their power limited.
In the 17th century, efforts by the English monarch to create an absolute monarchy led to persistent struggles with Parliament which the monarch eventually lost.
During the Enlightenment, the theory of absolute monarchy was supported by some intellectuals as a form of enlightened despotism.
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 Encyclopedia: Absolute monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Absolute monarchy is an idealized form of government, a monarchy where the ruler has the power to rule his or her country and citizens freely with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition telling him or her what to do, although some religious authority may be able to discourage the...
For related meanings see also Monarch (disambiguation) A monarchy, (from the Greek monos archein, meaning one ruler) is a form of government that has a monarch as Head of State.
Categories: Monarchy Absolutism is a political theory which argues that one person (generally, a monarch) should hold all power.
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 Absolute monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - TESTVERSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Much of the attraction of the theory of absolute monarchy in the Middle Ages was that it promised an end to devastating civil wars and could put an end to corruption by the aristocracy, and restore attention to the Church's moral codes.
With the creation of centralized administrations and armies backed by expensive artillery, the power of the monarch gradually increased relative to the nobles, and from this was created the theory of absolute monarchy.
In the 16th century, efforts by the English monarch to create an absolute monarchy led to persistent struggles with Parliament which the monarch eventually lost.
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 Absolute monarchie - Wikipedia
De Absolute monarchie of het absolutisme is een regeringsvorm waar de koning of keizer alle politieke macht heeft.
De vroegste vormen van absolute monarchie zijn te vinden tijdens de Oud-Babylonische periode, toen Amorritische koningen zoals Hammurabi als absolute vorst heersten over het volk in Babylonië.
Een ander mooi voorbeeld van een absolute monarchie is de regering van Lodewijk XIV en Lodewijk XVI.
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 ABSOLUTE - Definition
Note: Absolute rights and duties are such as pertain to man in a state of nature as contradistinguished from relative rights and duties, or such as pertain to him in his social relations.
{Absolute curvature} (Geom.), that curvature of a curve of double curvature, which is measured in the osculating plane of the curve.
{Absolute equation} (Astron.), the sum of the optic and eccentric equations.
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 Absolute monarchy -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As a theory of (The social science of municipal affairs) civics, absolute monarchy puts total trust in well-bred and well-trained monarchs raised for the role from birth.
In theory, an (Click link for more info and facts about absolute monarch) absolute monarch has total power over his or her people and land, including the (A privileged class holding hereditary titles) aristocracy, but in practice, absolute monarchs have often found their power limited.
The popularity of the notion of absolute monarchy declined substantially after the (The revolution in France against the Bourbons; 1789-1799) French Revolution and (The revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783) American Revolution, which promoted theories of government based on (Click link for more info and facts about popular sovereignty) popular sovereignty.
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 Monarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This article treats the generic title monarch, for the origins of the word king, and its English use, see Germanic king.
Exceptions to this include the French co-prince of Andorra, who is not appointed for life (but rather elected for a six year period by the French people), but still generally considered a monarch because of the use of a traditionally monarchical title.
In a few cases a monarch is associated with a particular group (or nation) within a state, such as Te Arikuini Te Atairangikaahu of the Maori (the Maori Queen) and Osei Tutu II of the Ashanti.
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 Jan Cox -- Transcripts #470 Originally presented 3/17/89
Another Kyroot, paraphrased: "Only an absolute monarch could guarantee absolute freedom." At least one ordinary historian or politician has made a comment to that effect, and at first it strikes ordinary intelligence as not true.
If you were an absolute monarch it would not cross your mind that someone in your state would respond to your requests with, "Well, it's kind of late," or, "Me?" A real monarch would never think of that possibility.
This is absolutely true "out there" and absolutely, absolutely true "in here." In each person, at about the age of 20 it's as though a simplistic Dialogue took over.
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 Absolute Monarchy and Enlightened Absolutism
The seventeenth century had seen an elaborate theorizing on the nature of monarchy and the justification for absolute monarchy, that is, the idea that the monarch is ultimately the sole ruler of the country and is accountable only to God.
Since monarchs are placed in power by God, that also meant that monarchs are answerable to no-one except God in matters of ruling the state.
In order to guarantee the absolutism of monarchical power, Bossuet argued that the government of a monarchy should be a tightly-knit centralized government.
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 "Absolutism in the Seventeenth Century", essay by Tyler Jones
Absolutism, the political situation in which a monarch controls all aspects of government with no checks or balances, had been introduced in England by James I and Charles I, but never quite took hold.
Why absolutism failed in England but flourished in France is due mainly to the political situation in each country when the idea was first introduced.
Louis managed to control all aspects of government, from economics to foreign policy, as is the definition of an absolute monarch.
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 Louis XIV, An Absolute Monarch
Access to the monarch was governed by court ceremonial, and the immutable rites of the Sun King's day drove the entire 'court mechanism'.
Elsewhere, the wheels of the new administration established during the early part of the reign ran smoothly: at the centre, king and council decided; in the provinces, intendants executed his orders.
Monarch by divine right, the king was God's lieutenant on earth.
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 Introduction:
In order for a monarch to be “and Absolute monarch” they had to have total control over their country and claim divine right.
Once they achieved this, Absolute monarchs were able to rule their country in any manner that they saw fit.
Monarchs such as Peter the Great, and Louis XIV will always be remembered by historians for their actions.
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Using the Evaluate the Public Policy worksheet your group must evaluate the public policy of the Absolute Monarch to deal with their kingdom’s problems.
Discuss the problems that faced the absolute monarch in his or her kingdom.
Evaluate the public policies of the Absolute Monarch with that of another in a comparative analysis.
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 History 105: Age of Absolutism
            We often call the period of European history from 1660 to 1789 the “age of absolutism,” because the system of government in most of the major European states of the period was a so-called absolute monarchy, in which the ruler came to power by heredity and exercised all the powers of government.
  An absolute monarch combined the powers that the American constitution divides among the president (executive branch of government), Congress (legislative branch), and the Supreme Court (judicial branch).
Cardinal Bossuet justifies royal absolutism in France (1709): “Princes therefore act as the agents of God and his lieutenants on earth…  Without this absolute authority, he can neither do good nor repress evil; his power must be such that no one can hope to escape him.”
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 Dictionary Information: Definition Absolute - Description Meaning Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cessation of Discrimination of Knowledge of the Absolute
(Absolute truth such as it pertains to man in a state of consciousness as contradistinguished from relative truth, such as perceived by him through comparison) (mz).
-- Absolute temperature (Physics), the temperature as measured on a scale determined by certain general thermo-dynamic principles, and reckoned from the absolute zero.
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 Absolute monarch
An absolute monarch is the leader of an absolute monarchy.
Though common in the Middle Ages, there is currently only one absolute monarch—King Mswati III[?] of Swaziland.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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