kind or queen who has unlimited power and seeks to control all aspects of society
idea that monarchs are God's representatives on earth and are only answerable to God
landowning noble of Russia
group of advisers/ministers chosen by the head of the country to help make gov. decisions
system of gov. where rulers power is limited by law
Edict of Nantes
1598 declaration where French kind Henry IV promised Protestands could live in peace in France and could set up houses of worship in some cities
bloodless overthrow of King James II and his replacement by William and Mary
doc. requiring that a prisoner be brought before a court or judge so it can be decided whether their imprisonment is legal
French gov. official appointed by monarch to collect taxes and admin justice
period of Charles II rule of England after collapse of Oliver Cromwell's gov.
adaption of social, political, economic institution of Western (mostly Europe and America) countries.