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The last descendant of Aeneas : the Hapsburgs and the mythic image of the emperor

Author: Marie Tanner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From antiquity to the eve of the modern era, rulers of Western empires inspired hero worship by proclaiming their divine origins. In this fascinating original study, Marie Tanner presents the history of the emperor's mythic image and its continuing influence on Western political thought. She shows that these pretensions to divinity were based on the Trojan legend and the myth of Rome as developed in Vergil's Aeneid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: House of Habsburg; Habsburg (House of); House of Habsburg
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Tanner
ISBN: 0300054882 9780300054880
OCLC Number: 26052520
Description: xi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The Trojan and Argonautic legends --
2. Byzantium and the Christianized Roman myth --
3. The Frankish Roman empire --
4. The revival of epic narrative in the late middle ages and the renaissance --
5. Mythic genealogy --
6. The legend of the last world emperor --
7. Philip II of Spain --
8. The order of the golden fleece --
9. The escorial --
10. Fidecrucem: the Hapsburg veneration of the cross --
11. The Hapsburg cult of the eucharist --
12. The Regnum Apollonis.
Responsibility: Marie Tanner.

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From antiquity to the Renaissance, rulers of Western empires inspired hero worship by proclaiming their divine origins. This book focuses on the importance of the Roman emperor's mythic image for the  Read more...

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