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COURTS AND MONARCHS: DYNASTIC COURTS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST / GRAND TOURISTS I N THE EAST: FR

COURTS AND MONARCHS:
DYNASTIC COURTS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Courts can be defined as ruling dynasties, their households and palaces. Until 1918 they were keys to creativity, and to the growth of countries, capitals and armies. Dynastic marriages helped create Spain out of Castile and Aragon, Britain out of England and Scotland. In the nineteenth century the Prussian monarchy and army united Germany, as the Piedmontese united Italy. In Courts and Monarchs you will focus on the dynamic role played by courts in Europe and the Middle East, particularly in the 18th and 19th century.


GRAND TOURISTS I N THE EAST: FROM LIOTARD TO DISRAELI

From 1700, as communications improved, many Grand Tourists travelled on from Italy to Constantinople and the ports of the Levant. They were drawn by the desire to see the monuments of antiquity and to study the Ottoman Empire. They included the great portraitist Liotard; Wood and Dawkins, who first published books of engravings of Palmyra and Baalbek; and men with literary and political ambitions like Thomas Hope, Byron and Disraeli. The Grand Tour in the Ottoman Empire reached its peak in the early nineteenth century, when Italy could not be visited owing to the Napoleonic wars.


Speaker(s):

Dr Philip Mansel | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

1 November 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£42

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