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Title: Rebels, pretenders and impostors
Description: London British Museum Press, 2000. 192 pages, with 11 colour and 120 b/w ill., hard cover and dust jacket. New copy. With notes, bibliography and index. Throughout history many individuals have dreamed of becoming a king, queen, or president; some achieved success but the great majority were pure fanatasists. However, both types took themselves very seriously and often produced coins, banknotes, stamps, and heraldic devices as proof of their status. From ancient to modern times, from the Far East to the New World, this book examines amazing examples of would-be kings, caliphs, emperors, and rebel leaders. Beginning with the most famous example in history, Adam and Eve's rebellion in the Garden of Eden, Rebels, Pretenders and Imposters also looks at Zeus, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Bonnie Prince Charlie (the Young Pretender) among others. It is an idiosyncratic and fascinating look at history.

Keywords: geschiedenis

Price: EUR 35.50 = appr. US$ 38.58 Seller: Marc Van de Wiele Antiquariaat
- Book number: 14879