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Mechthild Albert/Elke Brüggen/Konrad Klaus (edd.), Die Macht des Herrschers. Personale und transpersonale Aspekte (Macht und Herrschaft 4), Göttingen 2019.

MH_004Collected contributions to the conference on Spannungsfeld B that took place in Bonn from November 23 to 25, 2017 [follow-up report in German] [conference report in German on H-Germanistik, external link].

 

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The contributions to this volume, which are based on numerous case studies from Asia, Egypt, and Europe, aim to overcome the rigorous opposition of personality and transpersonality and thus the postulate of a pre-modern rulership that has been considered to hinge almost exclusively on the ruler’s person by emphasizing the coexistence and concurrency of pre-modern rulership’s personal and transpersonal elements. Moreover, they discuss the ideas, values and norms which determined the respective contemporary models of the ʻgoodʼ ruler and formed the basis for the concrete exercise of rule. As a third issue, they also focus on the interaction of the ruler with the elites, whereby processes of consensus-building and legitimization of the ruler’s power, as well as the dynamics of their questioning and loss, become tangible.

 

Contents:

  • Matthias Becher, Die Macht des Herrschers zwischen Personalität und Transpersonalität. Gedanken zur Einführung, 19–26.
  • Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Herrscher als Typusfiguren der Verkörperung institutioneller Macht im Kampffeld von Spannungsbalancen, 27–68.
  • Stefan Esders, Regem iura faciunt, non persona. Der westgotische Treueid im Kräftefeld personaler und transpersonaler Konzepte der Legitimität politischer Herrschaft, 69–154.
  • Stacy S. Klein, Royal Women and Composite Sovereignty in Asser’s ‘Life of King Alfred’, 155–182.
  • Shigekazu Kondo, The Personal and Transpersonal Elements of the Governments of Thirteenth-Century Japan, 183–190.
  • Martin Clauss, Überlegungen zur militärischen Macht eines mittelalterlichen Herrschers am Beispiel Eduards III. von England, 191–218.
  • Cornelia Soldat, Primogenitur und Konsensherrschaft unter Vasilij III. und Ivan IV. in Moskovien, 219–238.
  • John Baines, Ruler, Court, and Power: The King and Institutions in Early Egypt, 239–276.
  • Annette Schmiedchen, Leitbilder und Legitimierung herrscherlicher Macht im mittelalterlichen Zentralindien (8. bis 13. Jahrhundert), 277–298.
  • Seraina Plotke, Narrative Negotiations of Sovereign Power in ‘King Rother’, 299–312.
  • Beate Kellner, Herrscherpreis und Herrscherkritik. König Philipp in Sangsprüchen Walthers von der Vogelweide, 313–350.
  • Kai Nonnenmacher, Auftrag und Kritik: trobadoreske Politik des Sirventes, 351–368.

 

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