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COURTS AND MONARCHS: DYNASTIC COURTS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST / SPLENDOURS & CATASTROPHES OF TH

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.


SPLENDOURS & CATASTROPHES OF THE FRENCH MONARCHY: FROM LOUIS XV TO NAPOLEON III

As French monarchs faced increasing opposition after1770, in order to win support they launched a golden age of court patronage, in every art form: painting, architecture, literature and music. This lecture shows how many great painters and composers worked for the French court. The French court increased in size and splendour. If Paris ended, after the fall of the Second Empire in 1870, as a city without a court, it was as a result of dynastic deaths and military defeats, as well as popular hostility.


Speaker(s):

Dr Philip Mansel | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

29 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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