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Kingship : the politics of enchantment

Author: Francis Oakley; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Series: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
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From despots to powerless figureheads, and from the Neolithic era to the present, this book traces the history of kingship around the world and the tenacity of its connection with the sacred.

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Oakley, Francis.
Kingship.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006
(DLC) 2005013798
(OCoLC)60401766
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Oakley; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470693636 0470693630 9780470692899 0470692898
OCLC Number: 232611608
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prologue : matters of perspective --
Gate of the gods : archaic and global patterns of cosmic kingship --
Royal saviors and shepherds : Hellenistic, Roman, biblical, and Islamic views of kingship --
The Eusebian accommodation : Christian rulership in imperial Rome, Byzantium, and Russia --
The Carolingian accommodation : Christian rulership in the Germanic successor kingdoms of Western Europe --
The sacrality of kingship in medieval and early modern Europe : papal, imperial, national --
The fading nimbus : modern kingship and its fate in a disenchanted world --
Epilogue : survivals and revivals.
Series Title: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
Responsibility: Francis Oakley.
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"This is a wide-ranging, cross-cultural exploration and meditation on sacral kingship by one of the rare, intellectually adventurous, historians in the academy." Janet Coleman, London School of Read more...

 
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