The King's Two Bodies

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ISBN: 9781400880782
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 10 May, 2016
Format: eBook
Language: English
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Originally published in 1957, this classic work has guided generations of scholars through the arcane mysteries of medieval political theology. Throughout history, the notion of two bodies has permitted the post mortem continuity of monarch and monarchy, as epitomized by the statement, 'The king is dead. Long live the king.' In The King's Two Bodies, Ernst Kantorowicz traces the historical problem posed by the 'King's two bodies'-the body natural and the body politic-back to the Middle Ages an

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