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Rebels, Pretenders, & Impostors


Published by St. Martin's Press December 2000, 2000
ISBN 10: 0312238665 / ISBN 13: 9780312238667
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Title: Rebels, Pretenders, & Impostors

Publisher: St. Martin's Press December 2000

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Fine (VF)

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.


Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. A study of would-be sovereigns and royal impostors from ancient to modern times and ranging from the Orient to the New World. 11 colour and 120 b/w photos, plates and facsimiles, including one frontis. Bookseller Inventory # 20081015103452

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Synopsis: 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.

About the Author: Clive Cheesman is Curator in the Department of Coins & Medals at the British Museum and Herald at the College of Arms.

Jonathan Williams is Curator in the Department of Coins & Medals at the British Museum and editor of Money: A History.

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