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Preface (Nicole Brisch); Introduction (Nicole Brisch); The Divine Prototypes (Gebhard Selz); The Mortal Kings of Ur: A Short Century of Divine Rule in Ancient Mesopotamia (Piotr Michalowski); Aspects of Kingship in Ancient Egypt (Paul Frandsen); Touched by the Gods: Visual Evidence for the Divine Status of Rulers in the Ancient Near East (Irene Winter); Dieu et Mon Droit: Kingship in Late Babylonian and Early Persian Times (Erica Ehrenberg); The King Is Dead, Long Live the King: The Last Days of the Shu-Sin Cult at Eshnunna and Its Aftermath (Clemens Reichel); Royal Deification: An Ambiguation Mechanism for the Creation of Courtier Subjectivities (Reinhard Bernbeck); The Sacralized Body of the Akwapim King (Michelle Gilbert); Maya Divine Kingship (David Freidel); Human and Divine Kingship in Early China: Comparative Reflections (Michael Puett); The Role of Religion in Achaemenian Imperialism (Bruce Lincoln); Divinity and Power in Ancient Rome (Greg Woolf); Divine Kingship Response (Jerrold S Cooper); Response (Kathleen Morrison).

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