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The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Matthew Canepa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This study examines a pivotal period in the history of Europe and the Near East. Spanning the ancient and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared ideal of sacred kingship that emerged in the late ... More


Concepts of Collectivity and the Fabric of Religiohistorical Knowledge

Daniel Gold

in Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236134
eISBN:
9780520929517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236134.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The instances of collective work in religious studies are few, but small-scale collaborative volumes and ideals of public knowledge are many. These are driven by different understandings of the ... More


Christian Society in the Middle of the Eleventh Century

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The mid‐eleventh century saw the strong dominance of royal authority over the independence of the church. The system may be described as the private ownership of church (Eigenkirchentum). Its most ... More


New Projects of Faith and Power, 1304–1312

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Oljeitu Sultan (1304-1316) continued his predecessor’s pattern of commissioning histories and building programs to demonstrate his legitimacy. This included a new history of the world, which Rashid ... More


The Alchemical Court: The Beginnings of the Mughal Imperial Cult

A. Azfar Moin

in The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter recounts Humayun's—the Timurid king of India and Babur's successor—kingship. Humayun provides a particularly illuminating specimen of sacred kingship in sixteenth-century Iran and India, ... More


The Sacred and Power: Collective Self-Sacralization and Ways of Overcoming It

Hans Joas

in The Power of the Sacred: An Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190933272
eISBN:
9780190933302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933272.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents the outlines of an alternative to Max Weber’s narrative of disenchantment. It does so first by setting out a theory of the dynamics of sacralization in summary form. Second, ... More


Introduction

Malcolm B. Yarnell III

in Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686254
eISBN:
9780191766152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686254.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This introduction surveys the historiographical presentation of the doctrine of royal priesthood in modern literature. The uses of the related concepts of individualism and anticlericalism, which ... More


Societal, Religious and Political Structures: A Model

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter presents a model for the understanding of the “traditional” societies of the Slave Coast and, in fact, of most of West Africa. It explores concepts which are not prevalent in the ... More


Structure and Change in Ancient Egyptian Religion

Jan Assmann

in From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Religion is defined as comprising three dimensions: cult, theology, and lifestyle. Ancient Egyptian religion is shown to be exceptional in all three of them: the role of the state (cult), the extreme ... More


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