Item description for Mystifying the Monarch: Studies on Discourse, Power, and History by Jeroen Deploige...
The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery---and its political and social effects---in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2007
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053567674 ISBN13 9789053567678
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeroen Deploige
Jeroen Deploige is associate professor of medieval cultural history and Gita Deneckere is associate professor of modern history, both at Ghent University.