Monotheistic Kingship

The Medieval Variants
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This volume of essays intends to present diverse aspects of monotheistic kingship during the Middle Ages in two general theoretical articles and a series of "case studies" on the relationship of religion and rulership. The authors discuss examples of the role of religion - based on both textual and iconic evidence - in Carolingian, Ottonian and late medieval Western Europe; in Byzantium and Armenia; Georgia; Hungary; the Khazar Khanate; Poland, and Rus'. Two studies explore the issue in medieval Jewish and Islamic political thought.


List of Contributors

A. Al-Azmeh:
Monotheistic Kingship

Gy. Geréby:
Carl Schmitt and Erik Peterson on the Problem of Political Theology.
A Footnote to Kantorowicz

C. Gaşpar:
The King of Kings and the Holy Men:
Royal Authority and Sacred Power in the Early Byzantine World

I. Garipzanov:
David imperator augustus
Changing Iconography of Carolingian Rulership (with 9 tables)

N. Gussone:
Religion in a Crisis of Interregnum: The Role of Religion in Bridging
the Gap Between Otto III and Henry II

A. Schmelowsky:
Messianic Dreams and Political Reality:
The Case of Don Isaac Abravanel

S. Rapp:
Images of Royal Authority in Early Christian Georgia:
The Impact of Monotheism?

I. Karaulasvili:
King Abgar of Edessa and the Concept of a Ruler Chosen by God

G. Tamer:
Monotheismus und Politik bei Alfarabi

Z. Dalewski:
Vivat princeps in eternum!
Sacrality of Ducal Power in Poland in the Earlier Middle Ages

E. Nemerkényi:
Biblical Language in the Institutions of St. Stephen of Hungary

O. Tolochko:
Problems of Religious Legitimization of the Rurikides of Rus’

V. Petrukhin:
A Note on the Sacral Status of the Khazarian Khagan:
Tradition and Reality

G. Moreno-Riaño:
Marsilius of Padua on Rulership

Index of proper names