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The King’s Two Bodies (Kantorowicz)

Ernst Kantorowicz analyzes the development in later medieval political thought by isolating one aspect of it: the King’s Two Bodies. By this phrase he means the conjunction of the king’s own natural body with that of the “body politic” (9). … Continue reading

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Review: Richard II (Shakespeare)

It has been said that of the many casualties in a tragedy’s body count, the “future” is one of them.  In Shakespeare’s tragedies, characters may wax upon the coming events, but they are of no importance. Not so in his … Continue reading

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Inventing the Middle Ages (Review)

By Norman Cantor. Norman Cantor (1991) takes the various approaches to medieval historiography and uses them to illustrate scholarship in general, and from there draws a number of interesting conclusions about modern politics, religion, and social life (Cantor, 410-414). Cantor … Continue reading

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