Brand : Sergio Bertelli

The King's Body: Sacred Rituals of Power in Medieval and Early Modern Europe



Midwest book review |

Highly recomended cholarly historical survey & analysis.

Ably translated from the original italian by r. burr litchfield (professor of history, brown university), the king's body: sacred rituals of power in medieval and early modern europe by sergio bertelli (professor of history, university of florence) presents an amazing and scholarly focus on a critical piece of european history: the nature and meaning of the sacred rituals associated with kingship. from the vandal kings of spain to the long succession of kings in england and france, the king's body explores the multiple significance of rituals from birth to crowning and death. very highly recommended for anyone with a keen interest in the history of the european monarchies, the black-and-white illustrations of classical artwork enhance this scholarly and serious historical analysis.