The Royal Remains: The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty

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"The king is dead. Long live the king!" In early modern Europe, the king's body was literally sovereign-and the right to rule was immediately transferrable to the next monarch in line upon the king's death. In The Royal Remains , Eric L. Santner argues that the "carnal" dimension of the structures and dynamics of sovereignty hasn't disappeared from politics. Instead, it migrated to a new location-the life of the people-where something royal continues to linger in the way we obsessively track and measure the vicissitudes of ...

The Royal Remains: The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226735351

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The Royal Remains: The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226735368

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