Projecting Imperial Power

New Nineteenth Century Emperors and the Public Sphere
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 23. Juli 2021
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  • 336 Seiten
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The nineteenth century is notable for its newly proclaimed emperors, from Franz I of Austria and Napoleon I in 1804 through Agustín and Pedro, the emperors of Mexico and Brazil in 1822 to Victoria, empress of India in 1876. Monarchs such as Napoleon III, Maximilian of Mexico, and Wilhelm I projected an imperial aura with coronations, courts, medals, costumes, portraits, monuments, international exhibitions, festivals, architecture, and town planning. They relied on ancient history for legitimacy whilst partially espousing modernity. Projecting Imperial Power is the first book to consider newly proclaimed emperors in six territories across three continents across the whole range of the nineteenth century. The first emperors' successors - Pedro II of Brazil, Franz Joseph of Austria, and Wilhelm II of Germany - expanded their panoply of power, until Pedro was forced to abdicate in 1889 and World War I brought the Austrian and German empires to an end. Britain invented an imperial myth for its Indian empire in the 20th century, until George VI relinquished the title of emperor in 1947. The imperial cities of Berlin, Paris, Vienna, and New Delhi bear witness to vanished empires. Using a wide range of source Projecting Imperial Power explains the imperial ambition behind these imperial cities. It discusses how the empires and their rulers are remembered today by examining how the imperial statues that were erected in huge numbers in the second part of the period are treated today, and how this demonstrates the contested place of emperors in national cultural memory.
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Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly is a Professor of German Literature at the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow at Exeter College. She is the editor of The Cambridge History of German Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics, c. 1500-1800 (Routledge, 2016), and author of Beauty or Beast? The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2010).
  • Cover
  • Projecting Imperial Power: New Nineteenth-Century Emperors and the Public Sphere
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Plates (for full details see the List of Illustrations)
  • A Note on Proper Names
  • Introduction
  • Symbolic Power
  • Legitimation through Tradition
  • The Emperors and Modernity
  • The Structure of the Book
  • Sources and Scholarship
  • Notes
  • I. Creating Myth, Asserting Dynasty: Napoleon I and Franz I
  • Napoleon and his Imperial Coronation in 1804
  • Napoleon's Coronation as King of Italy in 1805
  • Franz II/I-From Holy Roman Emperor to Emperor of Austria
  • The Franzensburg
  • Franz, the Emperor of Peace
  • Notes
  • II: Adopting the Imperial Idea Beyond Europe
  • How Brazil Became an Empire-Pedro I
  • From Consolidation to Abdication-Pedro II
  • The First Mexican Empire and Independence
  • The Second Mexican Empire and Maximilian of Austria
  • The Delhi Durbar of 1877
  • Notes
  • III. Performing Emperorship
  • Court Society and Courtiers
  • The Viceregal Court in India
  • Coronation Robes
  • Court Dress and Military Uniform
  • Dress in India
  • Pedro II-the Exception
  • Medals, Honours, and Decorations
  • Notes
  • IV: Being an Imperial Consort
  • Motherhood
  • Beauty and Fashion
  • Charitable Activities-Education and Health
  • Political Involvement
  • Leopoldine of Brazil
  • Elisabeth of Austria
  • Eugénie and Carlota
  • The Prussian Empresses
  • Widows
  • Notes
  • V: Seeing the Emperor
  • The Emperor in Person
  • The Emperor as Image
  • The Imperial State Portrait
  • The Emperor as Servant of the People
  • The Emperor in Uniform
  • Possessing the Emperor's Image
  • Notes
  • VI: Harnessing Religion to the Imperial Cause
  • Napoleon I and Religion
  • Napoleon III, Religion, and the Feast of Saint-Napoleon
  • Franz Joseph and Austrian Piety
  • The Hohenzollern Emperors as Defenders of Protestantism
  • Inaugurating the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in 1892
  • Church-Building in the Prussian Lands
  • Prestigious Imperial Church Projects
  • The Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem
  • The Emperor Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Notes
  • VII: Creating the Imperial City
  • Remodelling Paris
  • Inaugurating the New Paris
  • Rethinking Vienna
  • Imperial Planning
  • Expanding Berlin
  • Prussian or Imperial Capital?
  • London as Latecomer
  • Mexico City and Petrópolis
  • Notes
  • VIII: Showcasing the Empire: International Exhibitions
  • Imperial Pomp in Paris-the Exposition Universelle of 1855
  • Social Purpose and Glamour-the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris
  • International Diplomacy in Vienna-the Weltausstellung of 1873
  • Pedro II and the Brazilian Exhibits in 1862, 1867, and 1873
  • Pedro II and the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876
  • Notes
  • IX: Inventing Empire in Twentieth-Century India and Britain
  • Impressing the Indians-the Victoria Memorial Hall and the 1903 Durbar
  • George V's Coronation Durbar in 1911
  • Impressing the British-the Festival of Empire in London in 1911
  • The Pageant of London and the Masque Imperial-1911
  • Setting the Empire in Stone-Building New Delhi
  • The British Empire Exhibition of 1924
  • The Pageant of Empire in 1924
  • Notes
  • X: Staging Empire as History and Allegory in Austria and Germany
  • Franz Joseph's Diamond Jubilee in 1908
  • Wilhelm II and Imperial Theatre
  • Notes
  • XI: Ending and Remembering
  • Ending-The Debit Side
  • Remembering-Cities and Statues
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • General Works
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Untitled
  • Germany
  • British India
  • Mexico
  • Index

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