A Compendium of World Sovereigns: Volume III Early Modern  book cover
1st Edition

A Compendium of World Sovereigns: Volume III Early Modern

Edited By

Timothy Venning

  • Available for pre-order on May 9, 2023. Item will ship after May 30, 2023
ISBN 9781032362007
May 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
584 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $160.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

The Compendium of World Sovereigns series contains three volumes Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern. These volumes provide students with easy-to-access ‘who’s who’ with details the identities and dates, with ages and wives, where known, of heads of government in any given state at any time within the framework of reference. The relevant original and secondary sources are also listed in a comprehensive bibliography.

Providing a clear reference guide for students, to who was who and when they ruled in the Dynasties and other ruler-lists for the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern worlds – primarily European and Middle Eastern but including available information on Africa and Asia and the pre-Columbian Americas. The trilogy accesses and interprets the original data plus any modern controversies and disputes over names and dating, reflecting on the shifts in and widening of focus in student and academic studies. Each volume contains league tables of rulers’ ‘records’, and an extensive bibliographical guide to the relevant personnel and dynasties, plus any controversies, so readers can consult these for extra details and know exactly where to go for which information. All relevant information is collected and provided as a one-stop-shop for students wishing to check the known information about a world Sovereign.

The Early Modern volume begins with Eastern and Western Europe and moves through the Ottoman Empire, South and East Asia, Africa and ends in Central and South America.

Compendium of World Sovereigns: Volume III Early Modern provides students and scholars with the perfect reference guide to support their studies and to fact check dates, people, and places.

Table of Contents

Section One: Great Britain/ United Kingdom

Section Two: Europe: West, Centre, North, East

Section Three: Italian States

Section Four: Germany

Section Five: The Islamic World

Section Six: Western and Southern Asia

Section Seven: South-East and East Asia

Section Eight: Africa, Oceania, The Americas

View More



Timothy Venning is an independent scholar and researcher and formerly worked on the Oxford New Dictionary of National Biography. His previous books include A Chronology of the Crusades (2015), A Chronology of Early Medieval Western Europe (2017), A Chronology of Medieval British History, 1066–1307 (2020), and A Chronology of Medieval British History, 1307-1485 (2020).