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Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy

Monarchies and the Great War

Editors: Glencross, Matthew, Rowbotham, Judith (Eds.)

  • Provides the first edited collection to exclusively examine the role of monarchy in war
  • Challenges the notion that loss in the Great War meant loss of throne
  • Offers essays by international scholars using previously unexplored resources
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This volume challenges the traditional view that the First World War represents a pivotal turning point in the long history of monarchy, suggesting the picture is significantly more complex. Using a comparative approach, it explores the diverse roles played by monarchs during the Great War, and how these met the expectations of the monarchic institution in different states at a time of such crisis. Its contributors not only explore less familiar narratives, including the experiences of monarchs in Belgium and Italy, as well as the Austro-Hungarian, Japanese and Ottoman Empires, but also cast fresh light on more familiar accounts. In doing so, this book moves away from the conventional view that monarchy showed itself irrelevant in the Great War, by drawing on new approaches to diplomatic and international history - ones informed by cultural contextualization for instance - while grounding the research behind each chapter in a wide range of contemporary sources The chapters provide an innovative revisiting of the actual role of monarchy at this crucial period in European (indeed, global) history, and are framed by a substantial introductory chapter where the key factors explaining the survival or collapse of dynasties, and of the individuals occupying these thrones, are considered in a wide-ranging set of reflections that highlight the extent of common experiences as well as the differences. 

About the authors

Matthew Glencross is a Royal and Constitutional historian in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London, UK. His previous publications include The Royal Tours of Edward VII: Reinventing Royal Diplomacy for the Twentieth Century (Palgrave, 2015) and the co-edited collection The Windsor Dynasty 1910 to the Present:'Long to Reign Over Us'? (Palgrave, 2016).
Judith Rowbotham is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK, and Director and co-founder of the SOLON network. She has published widely in the areas of law, cultural, social and legal history including Crime News in Modern Britain: Press Reporting and Responsibility 1820-2010 (Palgrave, 2013) and co-editing The Windsor Dynasty 1910 to the Present: 'Long to Reign Over Us'? (Palgrave, 2016).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Glencross, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • The British Royal Family and the Making of the War-Time Anglo-American Relationship

    Goldstein, Erik

    Pages 41-65

  • Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, the German Command and Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1914–1915

    Boff, Jonathan

    Pages 67-85

  • ‘Hesitant Heir and Reluctant Ruler’: Karl I/IV of Austria-Hungary During the Great War

    Brennan, Christopher

    Pages 87-119

  • Contextualising the Ottoman Dynasty: Sultan Mehmed V Reşad and the Ottoman Princes in the Great War

    Palabıyık, Mustafa Serdar

    Pages 121-151

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89515-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89514-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monarchies and the Great War
Editors
  • Matthew Glencross
  • Judith Rowbotham
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
978-3-319-89515-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89515-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89514-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 332
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