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Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy

Raising Heirs to the Throne in Nineteenth-Century Spain

The Education of the Constitutional Monarch

Authors: Forsting, Richard Meyer

  • Offers the first comprehensive study of royal education in nineteenth-century Spain
  • Establish Spain and its Bourbon monarchy firmly within European narratives of modernity, constitutionalism and nationalism
  • Contribute to a broader re-evaluation of nineteenth-century monarchies, emphasising heirs' ability to adapt in a modernising world
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This book analyses royal education in nineteenth-century, constitutional Spain. Its main subjects are Isabel II (1830- 1904), Alfonso XII (1857-1885) and Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) during their time as monarchs-in-waiting. Their upbringing was considered an opportunity to shape the future of Spain, reflected the political struggles that emerged during the construction of a liberal state, and allowed for the modernisation of the monarchy. The education of heirs to the throne was taken seriously by contemporaries and assumed wider political, social and cultural significance. This  volume is structured around three powerful groups which showed an active interest, influenced, and significantly shaped royal education: the court, the military, and the public. It throws new light on the position of the Spanish monarchy in the constitutional state, its ability to adapt to social, political, and cultural change, and its varied sources of legitimacy, power, and attraction. 

About the authors

Richard Meyer Forsting is an independent scholar whose research interests centre on constitutional Spain. He has given papers and published works on Spain’s public sphere during the Liberal Triennium (1820-23), the role of masculinity in public representations of royal heirs, and the upbringing of Isabel II.  

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eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75489-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raising Heirs to the Throne in Nineteenth-Century Spain
Book Subtitle
The Education of the Constitutional Monarch
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75490-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75490-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75489-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 261
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics