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1. Monarchical rule and the tradition of the favorite

Monocratic authority, whether exercised in the form of monarchy proper or in the form of a pronounced concentration of power in the hands of one individual under a technically republican constitution, as in presidential democracies, almost always produces specific court or quasi-court power s…

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Asch, Ronald G., “Favorite”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019154>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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