Every Inch A King

Every Inch A King

Comparative Studies on Kings and Kingship in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

eBook - 2013
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Medievalists and classicists explore the idea of kings and kingship in Europe and Persia/Iran before the modern age. Among the topics are defining the divine in Achaemenid Persian kingship, divinity and the rule of law in Alexander the Great, royal images in medieval English law books, royalty reflected in the Chronicles of Froissart, the dynamics of Visigoth monarchy, and architecture and representations of kingship during the reign of Safavid Shah 'Abbas I (1587-1629). The 17 papers are from a September 2008 Mediterranean studies conference in Cambridge, Britain. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
Drawing on studies of kings from Cyrus to Shah Abbas, this volume provides a rich variety of readings on royal authority and its limitations in medieval societies in both Europe and the Middle East, exemplified especially in the case of Alexander the Great, God and King, and the persistence of his legend in later eras.

Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2013
ISBN: 9789004242142
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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