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

Author: Ernst H Kantorowicz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1957.
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First published in 1957, Ernst Kantorowicz's THE KING'S TWO BODIES traces the "King's two bodies", the body politic and the body natural, back to the Middle Ages. By placing the concept in its proper  Read more...

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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 H Kantorowicz
ISBN: 0691071209 9780691071206 0691020183 9780691020181 0691017042 9780691017044
OCLC Number: 1633250
Description: xvi, 568 p. illus. 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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