In Western eyes, this made the emperor not just an autocrat whose word was law but an unlimited autocrat--an absolute monarch
The 67-year-old absolute monarch
, who is one of the world's wealthiest rulers and a close ally of Britain, declared last year that he wanted to introduce a full sharia system in his country.
He also criticized Qatar's former absolute monarch
, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and mocked "sheikhs playing on their PlayStations", Reuters reported.
His chapter on the controversy over the canonization of Plus XII is a balanced treatment of a difficult issue that illustrates how a pope, far from being an absolute monarch
, is often pulled to and fro by multiple interests seeking to influence his decisions.
John Paul I, who would serve as Pope for barely more than a month, wanted to eschew the wearing of the papal tiara because the symbolism of the Holy Father as an absolute monarch
The King himself, an absolute monarch
, made a great deal of money through conquest colonisation and taxation.
YOUR correspondent Max Robespierre (Views of the North, June 16) is confusing an absolute monarch
with a constitutional one.
Summary: CAIRO - Al-Azhar, the world's most prestigious seat of Islamic learning, has celebrated the completion of the project of Mohamed Bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Absolute Monarch
of Dubai, to preserve the manuscripts of Al-Azhar and publish them online.
5 billion rand ($370 million) after critics said it threw a lifeline to an absolute monarch
running the state as a person fiefdom, according to Reuters.
Now we have an absolute monarch
that is a pope as well.
In a half hour address on Friday night, the nearly absolute monarch
laid out a proposal to share power and strengthen individual rights.
Saudi authorities announced in March that half the seats in municipal councils would in future be elected, a radical step in a country ruled by an absolute monarch
that currently has no elected government institutions.