How faith conversion affected kings and their empires throughout history

For most of us today, religious faith is considered a very personal, private and individual thing. Throughout world history, though, nations have often followed the religious beliefs and ideologies of their rulers.
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William J. Hamblin is Professor of History at Brigham Young University,
 specializing in the ancient and medieval Near East. His first novel The Book of Malchus, (co-
authored with Neil Newell) was published in 2010.