The Power of Kings: Monarchy and Religion in Europe 1589-1715

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In the sixteenth century, the kings of Europe were like gods to their subjects. Within 150 years, however, this view of monarchs had altered dramatically: a king was the human, visible sign of the rational state. How did such a momentous shift in political understanding come about? This sweeping book explores the changing cultural significance of the power of European kings from the assassination of France's Henry III to the death of Louis XIV. Paul Kleber Monod draws on political history, political philosophy, anthropology ...

The Power of Kings: Monarchy and Religion in Europe 1589-1715 2001, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300090666

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The Power of Kings: Monarchy and Religion in Europe 1589-1715 1999, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300078107

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