When Machiavelli urges the kingly reader of Il Principe boldly forward, then, he is not envisioning that the result will be a permanent princedom
. Instead he is imagining a narrative that expands to incorporate many individual interests.
By the 18th century, the Indian subcontinent was a patchwork of feuding sultanates, princedoms
, and rajastans, in which the British were welcomed by some in the hope of overcoming others.
Bismarck created the "Second Reich" out of diverse German-speaking princedoms
in the 1870s.
Fowler2 319 and 335, to Colossians 1:16 as "Thrones, dominations, princedoms
, virtues, powers," implicitly confirming the Son's creative role.
LaMotte tentatively identifies Melusine as one of a class of "faeries or Fates" who "were Angels once / Now neither damn'd nor blessed." (8) Further, she contrasts the hapless, aimless fairies with "The Angels of the Lord, from Heaven's Gate," who "March helmeted in gold and silver ranks / Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms
, Virtues, Powers" (316).
Despite the overall spiritual leadership of the hereditary King of Bali, a number of separate princedoms
existed at various times--based largely upon the physical properties of the island.
Although joined to England by a border of some 130 miles, Wales had its own established linguistic and cultural traditions long before the systematic incursion of the Anglo-Norman marcher lords in the twelfth century and the final conquest of the native princedoms
by Edward I in 1284.
Even more dismissive is the school of writing which prefers to think more in terms of the "imagined power" of long-vanished pre-colonial kingdoms and princedoms
than the tangible power clearly exercised by figures like Charles Brooke.
However, by contrasting Schiller's Pan-Germanism with the Duke's blind opposition to German unification, the director, Herbert Maisch, was to present the poet as a prophetic genius in an age marked by the despotism of antiquated princedoms
and ignorant rulers.
This was founded in 1815 and suppressed, from 1819 to 1848, because of its appeal to those ideas of national unity which were already the terror of all the German autocratic kingdoms, princedoms