Sacred Kingship

early modern catholicism

An interdisciplinary lunchtime discussion group meeting to consider new approaches to sanctity in the early modern world, particularly intended for graduate students and early career researchers, but all are warmly invited to attend. The starred text below will form the starting point for discussion. Free sandwich lunch provided. Contact to confirm participation.


Reading: Azfar Moin, The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam (1400-1700) (New York, 2012). Available online via SOLO.*
Alan Strathern, ‘Drawing the Veil of Sovereignty: Early Modern Islamic Empires and Understanding Sacred Kingship’, History and Theory, 53 (2014), pp. 79-93.

Conveners: Nicholas Davidson, Tom Hamilton, Katie McKeogh Emma Turnbull

Early Modern Catholicism

Audience: Open to all