- Kings and rulers -- History.
- New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
- 0631226958 (paperback) :
- 9780631226956 (paperback) :
- 0631226966 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780631226963 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface List of Illustrations Prologue: Matters of Perspective 1. Gate of the Gods: Archaic and Global Patterns of Cosmic Kingship 2. Royal Saviors and Shepherds: Hellenistic, Roman, Biblical, and Qur'anic views of Kingship 3. The Eusebian Accommodation: Christian Rulership in Imperial Rome, Byzantium, and Russia 4. The Carolingian Accommodation: Christian Rulership in the Germanic Successor Kingdoms of Western Europe 5. Sacral Kingship in Medieval and Early-Modern Europe: Papal, Imperial, National 6. The Fading Nimbus: Modern Kingship and its Fate in a Disenchanted World Epilogue: Survivals and Revivals Notes Index
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