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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 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
I. The problem : Plowden's reports --
II. Shakespeare : King Richard II --
III. Christ-centered kingship. 1. The Norman anonymous ; 2. The frontispiece of the Aachen Gospels ; 3. The halo of perpetuity --
IV. Law-centered kingship. 1. From liturgy to legal science ; 2. Frederick the Second: Pater et filius Iustitiae, Iustitia Mediatrix ; 3. Bracton: Rex infra et supra Legem, Christus-Fiscus --
V. Polity-centered kingship : Corpus mysticum. 1. Corpus ecclesiae mysticum ; 2. Corpus reipublicae mysticum ; 3. Pro Patria mori: Patria religious and legal, Patriotic propaganda, Ret et patria --
VI. On continuity and corporations. 1. Continuity: Aevum, Perpetua neccessitas ; 2. Fictio Figura Veritatis: Imperium semper est, Universitas non moritur --
VII. The King never dies. 1. Dynastic continuity ; 2. The Crown as fiction: Corona visibilis et invisibilis, The fiscal Crown, Inalienability, Crown and universitas, The King and the Crown, The Crown as a minor ; 3. Dignitas non moritur: Phoenix, Corporational symptoms in England, Le Roy est mort..., Effigies, Rex Instrumentum Dignitatis --
VIII. Man-centered kingship : Dante --
IX. Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Ernst H. Kantorowicz.

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