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Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy

Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Editors: Muller, Frank, Mehrkens, Heidi (Eds.)

  • Collates fascinating studies of the soft-power mechanisms used by nineteenth-century monarchies
    Demonstrates how perceptions of royals today are influenced by this historical monarchical culture
    Offers an original perspective on the roles played throughout society by heirs to the throne

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About this book

This volume brings together a fascinating selection of studies exploring the soft power tools used by heirs to the throne in order to enhance the communication of monarchies with their audiences during the nineteenth-century. How we perceive royals and their dynasties today – as families, as celebrities, as charitable figureheads of society or as superfluous relics of a bygone age – has deep roots in the monarchical cultures of nineteenth-century Europe. By focusing on the role played by heirs to the throne, this volume offers an original perspective on the ability of monarchies to persuade sceptical audiences, nourish positive emotions and thereby strengthen the position of each dynasty within its respective nation. Using examples from Britain, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Sweden, Norway and Prussia, an international team of experts analyzes and explains the development of the very soft power tools which are still being used by Ruling Houses today.

About the authors

Frank Lorenz Müller teaches Modern History at the University of St Andrews, UK. He works on nineteenth-century European history and specializes in the history of monarchy. In 2011 he published Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany

 

Heidi Mehrkens is Lecturer in Late Modern History at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She focuses on nineteenth-century European histories of monarchy, media and political cultures. In 2008 she published Statuswechsel. Kriegserfahrung und nationale Wahrnehmung im Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870-71.

 

Together they edited Sons and Heirs: Succession and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • ‘Winning their Trust and Affection’: Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Müller, Frank Lorenz

    Pages 1-19

  • The Royal Shop Window: Royal Heirs and the Monarchy in Post-Risorgimento Italy, 1860–1878

    Marchi, Maria-Christina

    Pages 23-44

  • A Visible Presence: Royal Events, Media Images and Popular Spectatorship in Oscarian Sweden

    Widestedt, Kristina

    Pages 45-61

  • Royal Ambassadors: Monarchical Public Diplomacy and the United States

    Goldstein, Erik

    Pages 63-80

  • Ocular Sovereignty, Acclamatory Rulership and Political Communication: Visits of Princes of Wales to Bengal

    Banerjee, Milinda

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59206-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59208-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Editors
  • Frank Muller
  • Heidi Mehrkens
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59206-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59206-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59208-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 319
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics