Item #11423 The Royal Touch: Sacred Monarchy and Scrofula in England and France. Marc Bloch, J. E. Anderson, Trans.

The Royal Touch: Sacred Monarchy and Scrofula in England and France

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1961.

Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". xi, 441pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, toning, and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. A couple of neat tears to edges of jacket. Light toning and gentle bumps to covers, corners, and edges of purple cloth over boards. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Toning to endpapers. Occasional inked notation to margins of pages. Front hinge is begnning to start, with connective mesh visible. However, binding remains sound.

First published in English in 1973, The Royal Touch explores the supernatural character that was long attributed to royal power. Throughout history, both France and England claimed to hold kings with healing powers who, by their touch, could cure people from all strands of society from illness and disease. Indeed, the idea of royalty as something miraculous and sacred was common to the whole of Western Europe. Using the work of both professional scholars and of doctors, this work stands as a contribution to the political history of Europe.(Publisher). Good / good. Item #11423
ISBN: 0773500715

Price: $35.00