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Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Isaac Ariail Reed

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In Power in Modernity, Isaac Ariail Reed proposes a new theory of power that describes overlapping networks of delegation and domination. Chains of power and their representation, linking together ... More


The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Victoria Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a book about the neglected dialogue between several influential twentieth-century theorists of political theology and early modern texts. It focuses on Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Ernst ... More


Aesthetic Fundamentalism in Weimar Poetry: Stefan George and his Circle, 1918–1933

Martin A. Ruehl

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter takes a historical journey into the George-Kreis or George Circle, the mysterious coterie of followers that surrounded the poet and political visionary Stefan George. His many acolytes ... More


Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Robert E. Lerner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963), an influential and controversial German– American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the ... More


Sovereign Outlaws: Shakespeare’s Second Tetralogy

Conor McCarthy

in Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter asks whether the sovereign can (and perhaps must) act outside the law in a reading of the second tetralogy of Shakespeare’s history plays. The discussion opens with an examination of the ... More


Afterword

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0028
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events following Ernst Kantorowicz's death in September 1963. He left instructions in his will that he “did not wish to have any kind of funeral,” that he be cremated, and that ... More


Agency, Alterity, and the Two Bodies of the King

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with a contrast: between the language and action of Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., leader of Bacon's Rebellion (1676) and Herman Husband, a leader in the Whiskey Rebellion (1794). Bacon ... More


Within and without the King’s Two Bodies in London and Paris

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Ernst Kantorowicz's The King's Two Bodies reconstructed the origins and dynamics of a key piece of European political culture, according to which signs of state and signs of church were mixed ... More


Modernity as the Creative Destruction of the King’s Two Bodies

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter places the historical interpretations and sociological analytic on power of the previous chapters within the project of critical theory. Beginning with an interpretation of a satirical ... More


Hermann Kantorowicz (1877–1940) and Walter Ullmann (1910–1983)

David Ibbetson

in Jurists Uprooted: German-Speaking Emigré Lawyers in Twentieth Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270583
eISBN:
9780191710230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270583.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

It would be impossible to write a history of the study of Roman law in England in the second half of the 20th century without placing very considerable weight on the work of émigré legal scholars ... More


Introduction: ceremony in history

Anne Byrne

in Death and the Crown: Ritual and Politics in France Before the Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526143303
eISBN:
9781526150530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143310.00006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The image of Louis XIV and his court overshadow our understanding of eighteenth century France. Rethinking the court society is a vital part of revising our interpretations of absolutist government ... More


Richard II as Robinson Crusoe: Sovereignty and the Impossibility of Solitude

Huw Griffiths

in Shakespeare's Body Parts: Figuring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448703
eISBN:
9781474490863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448703.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Through a close reading of two key moments of Richard II – the king’s return from Ireland and his later imprisonment and murder – this chapter demonstrates that, whilst the play develops an emotional ... More


No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Andreas Höfele

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

No Hamlets is the first critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany from the founding of the Empire in 1871 to the ‘Bonn Republic’ of ... More


Introduction

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction proposes that the missing term in contemporary debates about political theology is poiesis, understood as the view advanced by Hobbes and Vico that we can only know what we make ... More


Sacred Kingship and Political Fiction: Ernst Kantorowicz, Carl Schmitt, Ernst Cassirer, and Walter Benjamin

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Ernst Kantorowicz’s history of political theology in The King’s Two Bodies in relation to the work of Carl Schmitt on the one hand and Ernst Cassirer on the other. It proposes ... More


Political Theologies of the Corpus Mysticum: Schmitt, Kantorowicz, and de Lubac

Jennifer Rust

in Political Theology and Early Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter anatomizes the concept of the mystical body in the writings of Schmitt, Kantorowicz, and the modern Jesuit theologian Henri de Lubac. It demonstrates that Kantorowicz uses the lateral ... More


Beyond the Law: Arbitrium

Justin Steinberg

in Dante and the Limits of the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071091
eISBN:
9780226071121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071121.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that Dante’s use of “libero arbitrio” (often translated as “free will” but closer in actual meaning to “free choice”) has a legal connotation as well as a philosophical one. In ... More


Old Dilemmas, New Contracts

Emily J. Levine

in Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226341811
eISBN:
9780226341958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341958.003.0012
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The conclusion begins with the loyalty oath required by the University of California in 1949 of all university employees and the controversy spurred by the firing of the German-Jewish émigré and ... More


Introduction

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the life and work of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963). Kantorowicz is considered one of the most influential of all medieval historians, if not the most ... More


Old Posen and Young Ernst

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the family and early life of Ernst Kantorowicz. Born in 1895, Kantorowicz was the youngest of three siblings. His parents believed that teaching him English was essential, based ... More


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