despotism and tyranny

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The ‘tyrant’ was the antithesis of the good ruler. Given the assumption that rulership operated within a moral framework, a monarch who acted for his/her own benefit rather than the ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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