The 'Sailor Prince' in the Age of Empire : Creating a Monarchical Brand in Nineteenth-Century Europe Hardback
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy series
This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of the remarkable revival of monarchy in nineteenth-century Europe through a new prism: the public persona of the `Sailor Prince'.
It highlights how four usually overlooked dynastic figures - the younger sons and brothers of monarchs such as Queen Victoria or Emperor William II - decisively helped to advertise their respective dynasties in the fiercely contested political and popular mass market, by aligning them with one of the most myth-invested cultural presences and power-political symbols of the Age of Empire: the navy.
The 'Sailor Prince' in the Age of Empire traces the unusual professional careers, the adventurous empire travels and the multifaceted public representations of Prince Alfred of Britain (1844-1900), Prince Heinrich of Prussia (1862-1929), Prince Valdemar of Denmark (1858-1939) and Prince Georgios of Greece (1869-1957).
Through the prism of these four personality brands, the study also investigates issues such as the role of the maritime sphere in national identity, the nature and extent of nineteenth-century monarchical modernization, the relevance of intra- and inter-imperial royal diplomacy in the Age of High Imperialism, and the curious collaboration of middle-class opinion-makers and entrepreneurs with Europe's monarchical establishment.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 309 pages, 12 Tables, color; 7 Illustrations, color; 6 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 309 p. 1
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 06/10/2017
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9783319635996
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