The first time that a measure against political dynasties was tendered in Congress was during the latter part of 1980s during the administration of President Corazon C.
I would like to believe that my colleagues in the Senate understand how important the end of political dynasties would be to the progress of Philippine governance.
Cultural relics of 12 dynasties, covering the Qin Dynasty to the People's Republic of China, are being discovered there.
This is an important discovery in art history, since we thought the butterfly decoration was often used in the Ming and Qing dynasties.
These scholars argued that previous dynasties
were destroyed in part because of the influence of evil women close to the emperor.
In Ibn Khaldun's view, new dynasties typically originate among families, clans or tribes from relatively backward, rural areas - in the case of the Arabs, from the Bedouins.
His detailed discussion of dynasties and dynastic change obscures the fact that Ibn Khaldun seemed nowhere to ascribe to them a constructive economic role.
chroniclers compiling all the happenings that had occurred in the previous dynasties, Pang fels that they can't be completely trusted.
to put absolute dates on the older records, especially those kept by the three earliest dynasties, the Xia, the Shang and the Zhou.
History also makes this much clear: We remember dynasties, and those who built them - from Ming to the Kennedys to Blake Carrington to Michael Jordan.
Jackson knows championships, and he knows dynasties, and he knows it is ridiculously premature to start slapping labels on the Shaq-Kobe Lakers.
Marcus seems almost relieved to report that some American dynasties collapse into their empty centers, dissolving their trusts and other collective vestiges into individual (and much smaller) inheritances, thereby allowing all subsequent descendants to merge "anonymously into the middle class" (p.
Having encountered few references to the hoariest and most powerful American dynasties (this is, indeed, a Texas-centered book), the reader turns with interest to a very long concluding chapter on the Rockefellers by the historian Peter Dobkin Hall.