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MONARCHY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is entrusted to the hands of a single magistrate. Toull. tit. prel. n. 30. The country governed by a monarch is also called a monarchy.

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137 (1992): 48-71; Rowlands, The Dynastic State and the Army, esp.
Thus, the section on `Birth of a nation state' reflects recent cross-cultural work on the emergence of complex societies, while the concluding section on `The regions of Egypt' is based on recent archaeological information suggesting that the Early Dynastic state, although politically unified, was nevertheless still, to some extent, a conglomerate of local cultural traditions.
Influences derived from Nagada grave styles, pottery types, and other artifacts show up in the first dynastic state, she says.