The Politics of Enchantment
By (author) Francis Oakley
Normal Price: $75.95
Your Price: $68.36 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.59! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.42 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Kingship by Francis Oakley
Book DescriptionFrom despots to powerless figureheads, and from the Neolithic era to the present, this book traces the history of kingship around the world and the tenacity of its connection with the sacred. It considers the many forms that kingship took during this period, including: the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt; the emperors of Japan; the Maya rulers of Mesoamerica; the medieval popes and emperors; and the English and French monarchs of early modern Europe. It explores the panoply of governing roles that kingship involved - administrative, military, judicial, economic, religious and symbolic - but focusing on its connection with the sacred. It draws on the insights of cultural anthropology and comparative religion, as well as the on the resources provided by historians.
Buy Kingship book by Francis Oakley from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780631226963
(232mm x 158mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francis Oakley
Watershed of Modern Politics, Hardback (October 2015)
Focuses on the era of the divine right of kings, the last period when kingship was a vital political institution. Identifies the assassinations of Henry III and Henry IV of France as the start of serious challenges to royal sovereignty, with the execution of Charles I of England representing the decisiive repudiation of sacral kingship.
Mortgage of the Past, Hardback (May 2012)
Part of the magisterial three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages, this second volume in the series explores kingship from the tenth century to the beginning of the fourteenth, showing how, under the stresses of religious and cultural development, kingship became an increasingly secular institution.
Empty Bottles of Gentilism, Hardback (April 2010)» View all books by Francis Oakley
Part of a trilogy on the emergence of western political thought, this title explores the roots of secular political thinking by examining the political ideology and institutions of Hellenistic and late Roman antiquity and of the early European middle ages.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Kingship book by Francis Oakley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Francis Oakley
Francis Oakley is the Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas and President Emeritus of Williams College, Massachusetts. He is also President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, New York. In 1999 he was Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professor of the History of Ideas at Oxford University. He is the author of The Medieval Experience (1988 ), Omnipotence, Covenant,and Order (1984), The Conciliarist Tradition (2003), and Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Natural Rights (2005).
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.