Re: Tsar = king
Posted by Robert on 30/1/2011, 12:02:21, in reply to "Tsar = king"
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: I find it interesting how a title often
: becomes "frozen" on the last of
: the line in a particular country. Thus,
: Nicholas II of Russia is always "The
: Tsar," as though there were never any
: other, and despite the fact that it wasn't
: even his official title.
: True! And tsar actually means
Translation these titles are tricky. The Tsar of Bulgaria was always regarded to be a King, whilst the Tsar of Russia was seen as an Emperor.
What exactly constituted that the Ethiopian and Vietnamese Sovereigns were Emperors?