"Game of Power" is catching up in the final season? Here is the most complete history of the Ice and Fire Empire

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"Game of Power" is catching up in the final season? Here is the most complete history of the Ice and Fire Empire

2019-04-25 21:30:51 189 ℃

As the most influential fantasy novel of our time,

, Song of Ice and Fire creates itself into an immortal epic through the precise construction of a complex overhead world. Epic can not be separated from heroes, "Song of Ice and Fire" is the same - in more than 10,000 years, I do not know how many heroes and leaders shuttle between the known and unknown world, successfully turned their name into an immortal legend in human history, leaving the song of future generations endless reverie and retrospect. When the army of foreign ghosts broke through the Great Wall and let the endless cold wind blow through the mainland of Westeros, a heroine came out and created perhaps the most famous name in human history with blood and fire. The heroine is Danielles Tanglian, one of the last members of the Tanglian kingdom, and her name is

"Storm born, unburned, Queen Milin, Queen Andal, Queen of Loyna and ancestors, Dacao Haikarixi, shackle-breaker and Danielles, mother of the dragon. (All kneel for Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Shackles, and Mother of Dragons.)

< p> In addition to this most official title, Danielles is Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and the Protector of the Territory. Realm, Princess of Dragonstone, Mother...

Dennis's honorary title when she first saw Snow

cast aside "Storm Coming", "Not Incinerator", "Shackle Breaker" and "Mother of the Dragon", among the long list of titles, there are three titles related to domination. The "Queen of Milin" and "Grass Sea Carlissy" represent Dennis's domination over the Mellins and Doslaks, while the "Queen of Andal, the Loynas and the Ancestors" represent Dennis's voice over the whole Westeros'domination. At that time, Danielis was in control of the world's most powerful army, the Doslak Cavalry and the "Scaleless" Legion. At the same time, she also had two adult dragons, whose forces crossed both sides of the narrow sea... However, among the most authoritative women in the human world, there is no "Queen" (Empress). Danielis is the queen, Carlissy, guardian, princess, mother... But it was not the queen alone; not only did Dennis not claim to be emperor, but Westerow did not have any monarch claim to be emperor. In the Five Kings'War, besides Joffrey Byrathian, Stannis Byrathian and Lanley Byrathian, who claimed to have the right to inherit the Iron Throne, Robert Stark and Baron Gregory, the "King of the Iron Islands", were self-reliant as the "King of the North" and "King of the Iron Islands" respectively, and even the "King of the Iron Islands" of Kuangvestro more than 300 years ago. The conqueror, Aegon I, was only crowned as "King of Andal, Loinas and Ancestors, ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and guardian of the whole territory" under the crown of the Archbishop-in-Chief of the Star Church, but not emperor.

Why are these ambitious and even accomplished monarchs not emperors? Is it because there is no title of "emperor" in the world of Song of Ice and Fire?

The Stark family surrendered to the conqueror Egon I, but Egon I was not emperor

The answer was No. In Song of Ice and Fire, there are not only emperors, but also, in the depth of history, a large number of them. In the Eastern continent of Essos, the legendary Great Empire of the Dawn, the overthrown Ghiscari Empire and the surviving Golden Empire of Yi Ti are all emperors, among which the monarch of the Golden Empire is even called God-emperor. Even after Valyria, the birthplace of the Tangrian family, was called emperor: "Valyria's doomsday catastrophe", an Olion named himself the first Valyrian emperor and tried to restore Valyria's glory, thus becoming Valyria's last emperor. The story of Song of Ice and Fire takes place mainly in Westeros, but the Tangrians who ruled Westeros for nearly three hundred years and the Anders and ancestors among them all came from Ossos. Why didn't the name of the emperor follow these immigrants into Westeros? In the world outlook of Song of Ice and Fire, Westeros and Essos correspond roughly to Europe and Asia respectively, and in the real world, Asia is indeed a "thriving" empire. So, because there was no empire in European history, did George Martin not let Westeros appear as emperors?

First, return to the real world of Europe.

"Song of Ice and Fire" Overhead World Map

Roman Emperor Unification: European Emperor's Way in the Real World

Of course there are empires in Europe, but before the Roman Empire, empires and emperors in the Western perspective mostly originated from the deconstruction of later generations of historians. The famous Alexander the Great and Cyrus the Great were not emperors. The former had been Kings of Macedonia for a lifetime, while the latter had the honorary title of "King of Persia, King of Anshan, King of Midi, King of Babylon, King of Sumer and King of Akkadian, King of the Quartet", and also had no title of emperor. Naturally, the two "great emperors" ruled the kingdom, not the empire. The empires and emperors of Europe originated from the Roman Empire. In the first 27 years, Gaius Octavian won the title of "Augustus" from the Senate. In the eyes of later historians, this is the symbol of the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. There were many titles of monarchy in the Roman Empire, such as "Consul", "tribune", "Pontifex Maximus", "Imperator", "Princeps", "Caesar" and so on. Among them, only "Augustus", representing the sacred and the supreme, was the unique title. Therefore, during the Roman Empire, the emperor was the emperor. In fact, the title of emperor is "Augustus", not "Grand Marshal" who will become the etymology of "emperor" in the future.

The Roman Empire was prosperous in culture, developed in economy and sound in law; it basically unified the "known world" at that time, and the administrative system of Rome City, the provinces of the Senate, the provinces of the Head of State and the vassal states almost coincided with the "Son of Heaven-Minister-Foreign Fan-Four Yi" suzerain system formed in the future of the Chinese Empire. Even if viewed from an eastern perspective, Rome with "four seas" was enough. It is no exaggeration to equate Augustus with the emperor.

Roman Empire under Touragin in 117 A.D.

However, these great achievements can only make Augustus the sole emperor of Rome, not the sole emperor of the world. The logic behind it is simple: if Rome can be upgraded to an empire by virtue of its strength, so can other countries; if the Roman monarch can be called emperor by virtue of his merits, so can the monarchs of other countries. Nevertheless, there has never been a situation of emperors everywhere in European history. Kings who were in power for a while dared not presume monarchy. Why?

This is due to the perfect theological construction of two Christian missionaries. In 393, Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire, and soon the Empire split into two parts, East and West. By the beginning of the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire was declining, so that the capital city of Rome was looted. This incident deepened Romans'hostility to Christianity since the decline of the Empire, so Christian missionaries had to "wash away" their "innocent sin" through the construction of theological discourse system.

1470年的一个《上帝之城》抄本

这其中最杰出的巨著自然是圣奥古斯丁的《上帝之城:驳异教徒》,然而对罗马帝统影响最大的却要数保卢斯·奥罗修斯所著的《历史七卷:驳异教徒》。 In this book, Orosius formally summed up the inheritance relationship of "the kingdom of the earth": under God's rule, human beings went through the four empires of Babylon, Macedonia, Carthage and Rome in turn, while Rome indirectly inherited the heritage of Babylon through Macedonia and Carthage, so the "kingdom of the earth" was finally assembled in the Roman Empire-the Roman Empire from then on and then on.“ Zhengshuo of the "Land on Earth" is united into one.

has a far-reaching influence on the development of imperial system in Rome and even in Europe as a whole. Octavian was awarded the title of "Augustus" in the final analysis because of the strength of the Roman Empire, which means that any hero like Octavian can create his own imperial rule. However, under the will of God, the Roman Emperor became the only new ruler of the "land on earth". No country, no monarch could break away from the Roman Empire and create a new ruler. Under this premise, the Eastern and Western Roman emperors, according to the imperial unification, could do their own will in their respective half of the country, just as God's will in heaven and earth.

The map of the Roman Empire after its division

Saint Augustine and Auroxius certainly did not think that the Western Roman Empire would perish in a few decades. For many kings and leaders in Western Europe, this is just a normal metabolism in the political arena. However, for the Holy See, a theological dilemma has arisen: the collapse of the Western Roman Empire took away the last Western Roman emperor, and the only legitimate emperor of the Kingdom of the Earth is now far away in Constantinople. If the Eastern Roman Empire cannot recover its lost territory, how can the Holy See continue its authority in the western world in the absence of the emperor? About two centuries later, a forged Constantine Gift solved this problem. The Holy See claims that Constantine I, the emperor of the Roman Empire, has already given the power of the Western Roman Empire to Pope Silvious I, the leader of the Holy See, and his successors, as stated in the Gift of Constantine:

The Constantine Gift in the fresco

"The transformation of sovereignty of the Empire and the bronze Move to the East and choose the right place to build the empire's capital in the name of Byzantine provinces. Because in a place where the rulers of the Heavenly Kingdom have established the priesthood of the clergy and the capital of the Christian region, it is improper for a earthly emperor to exercise his power."

Through the Gift of Constantine, the Holy See gained the rule of the former Western Rome. From this logical starting point, the Western Roman emperors after Constantine I had neither imperial nor dominant power. With the wide acceptance of Constantine's Gift in the western world, the Roman Emperor and the "land" behind it