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The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology

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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 setting of medieval thought and political theory, Kantorowicz demonstrates how the early-modern Western monarchies gradually began to develop a "political theology". illustrations.

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The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology
1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691017044

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The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology
1981, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691020181

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