Amsterdam University Press
Premodern Rulership and Contemporary Political Power
Title
Premodern Rulership and Contemporary Political Power
Subtitle
The King's Body Never Dies
Price
€ 115,00
ISBN
9789462983311
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
448
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
History
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Karolina Anna Mroziewicz, Aleksander Sroczynski (eds)

Premodern Rulership and Contemporary Political Power

The King's Body Never Dies

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.
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Editors

Karolina Anna Mroziewicz

Karolina Mroziewicz (Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow) received her PhD in cultural studies from the University in Warsaw. Currently she works on the role of pre-modern images of kings in constituting national narratives in Central Europe.

Aleksander Sroczynski

Aleksander Sroczynski (PhD candidate, University of Warsaw) researches Old-Polish and Old-Croatian cultures.