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King's Two Bodies A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology

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ISBN-10: 0691017042

ISBN-13: 9780691017044

Edition: 1958 (Revised)

Authors: Ernst H. Kantorowicz

List price: $49.95
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In 1957 Ernst Kantorowicz published a book that would be the guide for generations of scholars through the arcane mysteries of medieval political theology. InThe King's Two Bodies, Kantorowicz traces the historical problem posed by the "King's two bodies"--the body politic and the body natural--back to the Middle Ages and demonstrates, by placing the concept in its proper setting of medieval thought and political theory, how the early-modern Western monarchies gradually began to develop a "political theology." The king's natural body has physical attributes, suffers, and dies, naturally, as do all humans; but the king's other body, the spiritual body, transcends the earthly and serves as a…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1958
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/18/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface (1997)
The Problem: Plowden's Reports
The Shakespeare: King Richard II
Christ-Centered Kingship
Law-Centered Kingship
Polity-Centered Kingship: Corpus Mysticum
On Continuity and Corporations
The King Never Dies
Man-Centered Kingship: Dante
List of Illustrations
Bibliography and Index