The King's Two Bodies Ernst H. Kantorowicz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
They recently dug up Nicolae Ceausescu's corpse. Once in North Korea I got my minder alone in a place in which our conversation could not be monitored and proceeded to have a wide-ranging multi-hour conversation. For a long time, I thought that “The King is Dead, Long Live the King” was a funny bit of irony, or cool dadaist humor. But it really refers to the doctrine of the King's Two Bodies. In his classic, The King's Two Bodies (1957), medievalist Ernst Kantorowicz describes a profound transformation in the concept of political authority over the course of the Middle Ages. In his 1957 writing, "The King's Two Bodies" described, "the emergence, in the late Middle Ages, of the concept of the king's two bodies, vivified in Shakespeare's Richard II and applicable to the early modern body politic. I don't know about The King's Two Bodies, which I somehow haven't gotten around to, but if you read his bio of Fredrick II, you need to read one like Abulafia's to balance the romanticised view of him. It's called The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology. Sotomayor, the King's Two Bodies, Corporations and Property. Publisher: Princeton University Press. Two of the wounds were Doubt they'll have any Kings though, bloody nuisance, get in the way of parking lots. Sverre said that there was always a tendency to give kings a certain leeway in order that they could rule the country and ensure stability. Kantorowicz Language: English Page: 309. The skeleton sports 10 wounds, eight on the skull and two on the rest of the body. ISBN: 0691017042, 9780691017044.