The Legitimation of New Orders (Hardcover)

Case Studies in World History

By Philip Yuen Leung (Editor)

Chinese University Press of Hong Kong, 9789629962395, 300pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

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The contributors to this collection offer seven case studies that treat different aspects of political and ritual legitimation in China and Europe over the past two millennia. With a primary focus on crisis and change, the contributors analyze how rulers and states work to produce a popular political consensus that accepts their rule.

About the Author

Philip Yuen-sang Leung is professor of history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.