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The king's two bodies : a study in mediaeval political theology

Author: Ernst Hartwig Kantorowicz
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1957.
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Traces the historical problem posed by the 'King's two bodies' - the body politic and the body natural - back to the Middle Ages. This book demonstrates, by placing the concept in its setting of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Kantorowicz, Ernst Hartwig, 1895-1963.
King's two bodies.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1957
(OCoLC)909281681
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Hartwig Kantorowicz
ISBN: 0691071209 9780691071206 0691020183 9780691020181 0691017042 9780691017044
OCLC Number: 1633250
Description: xvi, 568 pages : portraits, plates ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Plowden's reports --
II. Shakespeare: King Richard II --
III. Christ-centered kingship --
Norman anonymous --
Frontispiece of the Aachen Gospels --
Halo of perpetuity --
IV. Law-centered kingship --
From liturgy to legal science --
Frederick the Second; Pater et filius Iustitiae; Iustitia Mediatrix --
Bracton; Rex infra et supra Legem; Christus-Fiscus --
V. Polity-centered kingship : Corpus mysticum --
Corpus ecclesiae mysticum --
Corpus reipublicae mysticum --
Pro Patria mori --
VI. On continuity and corporations --
Continuity --
Fictio Figura Veritatis --
VII. The King never dies --
Dynastic continuity --
The Crown as fiction --
Dignitas non moritur --
VIII. Man-centered kingship: Dante --
IX epilogue.
Responsibility: by Ernst H. Kantorowicz.

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