Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy

Transnational Histories of the 'Royal Nation'

Editors: Banerjee, Milinda, Backerra, Charlotte, Sarti, Cathleen (Eds.)

  • Challenges the existing historiography that portrays monarchies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as relics of the past, from a global historical perspective
  • Interrogates the relationship between royals and ‘their’ nations with transnational case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe as well as South America
  • Discusses concepts and structures, representations, and memory cultures of modern monarchies in relation to rising nationalist movements
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This book challenges existing accounts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in which political developments are explained in terms of the rise of the nation-state. While monarchies are often portrayed as old-fashioned – as things of the past – we argue that modern monarchies have been at the centre of nation-construction in many parts of the world. Today, roughly a quarter of states define themselves as monarchies as well as nation-states – they are Royal Nations. This is a global phenomenon. This volume interrogates the relationship between royals and ‘their’ nations with transnational case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe as well as South America. The seventeen contributors discuss concepts and structures, visual and performative representations, and memory cultures of modern monarchies in relation to rising nationalist movements. This book thereby analyses the worldwide significance of the Royal Nation.

About the authors

Milinda Banerjee is Assistant Professor at Presidency University, Kolkata, India. 
Charlotte Backerra is Lecturer for Early Modern European History at the University of Stuttgart and at the University of Mainz, Germany.
Cathleen Sarti is Lecturer for Early Modern European History at the University of Mainz, Germany.

Reviews

“In its totality, this brilliant, timely book succeeds in recasting monarchy as a truly global and shockingly modern mechanism of political theory and practice.” (Kiri Paramore, Leiden University, the Netherlands)

“This is an unusually coherent exercise in conducting comparative history on a global scale.” (Nile Green, UCLA, USA)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Royal Nation in Global Perspective

    Backerra, Charlotte (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • The Royal Nation and Global Intellectual History: Monarchic Routes to Conceptualizing National Unity

    Banerjee, Milinda

    Pages 21-43

  • Resilient in Adversity: The Monarchical State in Prussia and Sardinia-Piedmont, 1847–51

    Caruso, Amerigo

    Pages 45-66

  • Nepalese Monarchy in an Age of Codification: Kingship, Patriotism, and Legality in the Nepalese Code of 1854

    Cubelic, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 67-86

  • Loss of Control: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Mass Media, and the National Identity of the Second German Reich

    Kohlrausch, Martin

    Pages 87-107

Buy this book

eBook £58.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50523-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £74.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50522-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Histories of the 'Royal Nation'
Editors
  • Milinda Banerjee
  • Charlotte Backerra
  • Cathleen Sarti
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50523-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50523-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50522-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 365
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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