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Divine Kingship
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Abstract: Divine kingship, the deification or self-deification of kings during their lifetimes, is a widely attested phenomenon, yet not all kings at all times were divine. The deification of kings is…

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Nicole Brisch, “Divine Kingship”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000278>
First published online: 2016

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