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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.


THE COURTS OF EUROPE: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY RESURGENCE
The nineteenth century was a golden age of court cities. In London, Paris, Brussels, Vienna and Constantinople, and elsewhere, royal and imperial palaces expanded. Monarchs and princes collected voraciously and helped create
museums like the Louvre, the Hermitage and the Victoria and Albert. Balkan states developed new court cities. The 1914 war began as a dynastic war, to protect the Austrian empire against the expanding kingdom of Serbia.


Speaker(s):

Dr Philip Mansel | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

28 February 2013 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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