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An '''emperor''' is a [[monarch]] over an [[empire]].
 
An '''emperor''' is a [[monarch]] over an [[empire]].
The archetypes are the emperors of [[Roman Empire|Rome]] and [[China]], who came in dynasties (or ''houses''), with the first member tending to be appointed (variously by themselves, by their armies, or by popular assent) and then the successors appointed either by their predecessors or some electoral machinery, until a revolution threw up a new Imperial House.
 
   
 
The archetypes are the emperors of [[Roman Empire|Rome]] and [[China]], who came in [[dynasty|dynasties]] (or ''houses''), with the first member tending to be appointed (variously by themselves, by their [[army|armies]], or by popular assent) and then the successors appointed either by their predecessors or some electoral machinery, until a revolution threw up a new Imperial House.
In [[period]] the main [[empire]]s were the [[Byzantium|Byzantine]] (which followed the [[Roman Empire|Roman]] model; the Ottoman, in [[Turkey]], where the main machinery for succession rested with armies and with the [[Moslem]] church; and the [[Holy Roman Empire|Holy Roman]] which was started by the [[Pope]]s, and came to govern, by complicated rules of election, the swathe of lands between Franconia (later to be France) in the west and the Russo-Polish lands in the east.
 
   
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In [[period]] the main empires were:
Essentially, in [[feudal]] terms, an Emperor could rule over kings (the [[Roman Empire|Romans]] frequently did, in the classical period), without in any way diminishing either his authority or his claim on the lands within the subject kingdom.
 
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* '''the [[Byzantium|Byzantine]] Empire''' - which followed the [[Roman Empire|Roman]] model;
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* '''the [[Ottoman]] Empire in [[Turkey]]''' - where the main machinery for succession rested with armies and with the [[Muslim]] church;
 
* '''the [[Holy Roman Empire]]''' - which was started by the [[Pope]]s, and came to govern, by complicated rules of election, the swathe of lands between Franconia (later to be [[France]]) in the west and the [[Russia|Russo]]-[[Poland|Polish]] lands in the east.
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Essentially, in [[feudal]] terms, an Emperor could rule over [[king]]s (the [[Roman Empire|Romans]] frequently did, in the classical period), without in any way diminishing either his authority or his claim on the lands within the subject kingdom.
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Latest revision as of 11:46, 18 October 2006

An emperor is a monarch over an empire.

The archetypes are the emperors of Rome and China, who came in dynasties (or houses), with the first member tending to be appointed (variously by themselves, by their armies, or by popular assent) and then the successors appointed either by their predecessors or some electoral machinery, until a revolution threw up a new Imperial House.

In period the main empires were:

  • the Byzantine Empire - which followed the Roman model;
  • the Ottoman Empire in Turkey - where the main machinery for succession rested with armies and with the Muslim church;
  • the Holy Roman Empire - which was started by the Popes, and came to govern, by complicated rules of election, the swathe of lands between Franconia (later to be France) in the west and the Russo-Polish lands in the east.

Essentially, in feudal terms, an Emperor could rule over kings (the Romans frequently did, in the classical period), without in any way diminishing either his authority or his claim on the lands within the subject kingdom.