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ICSE Class 7 Answered

What was the theory of divine kingship? Name the ruler who believed in this theory. Why do you think that he believed in this theory?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 17 Apr, 2015, 12:54: PM
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  1. According to the theory of divine kingship, the king is the representative of God on the Earth. Thus, the king is not answerable for his actions to anyone but only to God.
  2. Balban believed in the theory of divine kingship.
  3. He believed in this theory to emphasise the supremacy of the king over nobles and subjects. This led to strengthening the position of the king and made him a central and powerful figure.
Answered by | 17 Apr, 2015, 02:54: PM
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