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New Book on Pre-Modern Monarchies

28. Mai. 2015

Pre-modern monarchical forms of government are in the focus of a new book co-edited by Cluster members Prof. Dr. Antje Flüchter and apl. Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel. It is based on the results of a research network funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The book is titled "Monarchische Herrschaftsformen der Vormoderne in transkultureller Perspektive". It looks across different periods to develop a comparative analysis of different monarchies with respect to the function of their political systems. The studies featured in the book focus on elite groups and on strategies of sacralization. The latter served as pretexts to generate and perpetuate the legitimacy of monarchies. The book also investigates strategies used to establish various forms of historical memory.

"Monarchische Herrschaftsformen der Vormoderne in transkultureller Perspektive" (Transcultural Perspectives on Premodern Monarchies) was published in 2015 by De Gruyter as part of the series "Europe in the Middle Ages". It is edited by Prof. Dr. Wolfram Drews, Prof. Dr. Antje Flüchter together with Prof. Dr. Christoph Dartman, Apl. Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel, Prof. Dr. Almut Höfert, Dr. des. Sebstian Kolditz, Dr. Jenny Rahel Oesterle, Prof. Dr. Ruth Schillling, and Dr. Gerald Schwedler. The publication is based on the work of the research network "Pre-modern Monarchical Forms of Government" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Prof. Dr. Antje Flüchter is Professor at the University of Bielefeld and leader of research group MC3.2 "Transcultural Christianity" at the Cluster. Apl. Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel is Interim Professor at the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia at the South Asia Institute Heidelberg. At the Cluster, he co-coordinates project MC9 "Waterscapes" and leads project MC9.2 "Changing Sacred Waterscapes".


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