Déjà vu: Stepping Aside
2013: As Pope Benedict XVI steps down, questions emerge about the details of his post-papal life.
1086: Japanese emperors develop the Insei system, a process that allowed them to ritually abdicate whilst continuing to exert behind-the-scenes control.

Déjà vu: Stepping Aside

2013: As Pope Benedict XVI steps down, questions emerge about the details of his post-papal life.

1086: Japanese emperors develop the Insei system, a process that allowed them to ritually abdicate whilst continuing to exert behind-the-scenes control.