Premodern Rulership And Contemporary Political Power: The King's Body Never Dies by Aleksander SroczynskiPremodern Rulership And Contemporary Political Power: The King's Body Never Dies by Aleksander Sroczynski

Premodern Rulership And Contemporary Political Power: The King's Body Never Dies

EditorAleksander Sroczynski

Hardcover | August 16, 2017

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In the medieval period, the monarch was seen as the embodiment of the community of his kingdom, the body politic. And while we've long since shed that view, it nonetheless continues to influence our understanding of contemporary politics. This book offers thirteen case studies from premodern and contemporary Europe that demonstrate the process through which political corporations—bodies politic—were and continue to be constructed and challenged. Drawing on  history, archaeology, literary criticism, and art history, the contributors survey a wide geographical and chronological spectrum to offer a panoramic view of these dynamic political entities.
Karolina Mroziewicz is assistant professor at the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Aleksander Sroczynski  is a PhD candidate at the University of Warsaw.  
Title:Premodern Rulership And Contemporary Political Power: The King's Body Never DiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:August 16, 2017Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Pawel Figurski, Karolina Mroziewicz, Aleksander SroczynskiIntroductionPremodern Rulership?lvaro Carvajal Castro Assembly Politics and Conflicting Discourses in Early Medieval León (10th-11th c.)Foteini SpingouThe Supreme Power of the Armour and the Veneration of the Emperor's Physical Body in Twelfth-Century ByzantiumPawel FigurskiThe Exultet of Boleslaw II of Mazovia and the Sacralization of Political Power in the High Middle AgesWojciech Kozlowski'International' Christian Society and Its Political Theology in Thirteenth-Century Latin ChristendomKarolina MroziewiczThe King's Immature Body: Representations of Child Coronations in Poland, Hungary, and Bohemia (1382-1530)Aleksander SroczynskiWe Were the Trojans: Rhetoric and Political Community in Medieval and Early Modern Sarmatia and Illyria?gnes MátéThe Life and Afterlife of Pontifical Indiscretions in the RenaissanceEmilia OlechnowiczThe Queen's Two Faces: The Portraiture of Elizabeth I of EnglandContemporary Political PowerGábor SzegediBlood, Honour, and the Norm: Race Defilement and the Boundaries of Community in Hungary, 1941Piotr Slodkowski Dual Approaches to Communist Engagement: Helena Krajewska and Marek WlodarskiAndrzej ProbulskiThe Supermen's Two Bodies: The Body, the Costume, and the Legitimacy of Power in the DC Universe NarrativesAlexandra IonAnd Then They Were Bodies: Medieval Royalties, from DNA Analysis to a Nation's IdentityList of FiguresEndnotesIndex