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Monarchy, myth, and material culture in Germany 1750-1950

Author: Eva Giloi
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: New studies in European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores popular attitudes toward political authority and monarchy in Prussia and Germany, studying how subjects incorporated the material culture of monarchy into their daily lives.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Giloi
ISBN: 9780521761987 0521761980
OCLC Number: 751827894
Description: x, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the material culture of monarchy --
Collecting royal relics 1750s-1850s : means, motives, and meaning --
Relics and Friedrich Wilhelm III, 1797-1830 --
Entr'acte : culture and power, a long-term outlook --
Frederick the Great in the Vormärz : relics and myth, 1830s-1840s --
The Neues Museum 1850s-1870s : relics in retreat --
Wilhelm I : relics and myth --
Consumer capitalism and the gift-giving economy --
The Hohenzollern Museum --
Image as object : the carte-de-visite photograph as souvenir --
Wilhelm II and the Hohenzollern legacy : the Kaiser takes charge --
The fragmentation of a myth after 1888 --
Conclusion and epilogue.
Series Title: New studies in European history.
Responsibility: Eva Giloi.
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