As new in As new jacket. ix, 276p. 22.5 cm. Burgundy hardcover with gold lettering and design on spine. Red and pink dustjacket white lettering and a medieval image of a King on the cover. Dustjacket and binding like new. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Near new condition. Originally published in 1970. Contents: Introduction; The Woden-sprung kings; Germanic sacral kingship and divine descent; The royal priesthood; The sacrificial king; The survival of royal cult-objects; The royal role in conversion of England; Sacral kingship in Anglo-Saxon law; The economics of ruler-cult in Anglo-Saxon law; Epilogue: Christian kingship and Christian Church; index.
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