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Author Müller, Frank Lorenz, 1970-
Title Royal heirs in imperial Germany : the future of monarchy in nineteenth-century Bavaria, Saxony and Wurttemberg / Frank Lorenz Muller.
Imprint London : Palgrave MacMillan, [2017]
2017

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Author Müller, Frank Lorenz, 1970-
Series Palgrave studies in modern monarchy
Palgrave studies in modern monarchy.
Subject Monarchy -- Germany -- 19th century.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Symptoms of the "unnaturalness of an institution"? Trials and tribulations on the way to the throne -- 3. "The love of the people ... needs to be acquired." Competence and the paths of monarchical persuasion -- 4. "I and my house feel at one with my people!" Telling the tale of a popular tribal monarchy -- 5. "We do not want to be regarded as lesser brothers" Royal heirs in the German Reich and the challenges of particularism -- 6. "My government will ..." Variations on a future theme -- 7. Conclusion -- Bibliography.
Summary This book explores the development and viability of Germany's sub-national monarchies in the decades before their sudden demise in 1918. It does so by focusing on the men who turned out to be the last ones to inherit the crowns of the country's three smaller kingdoms: Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, Prince Friedrich August of Saxony and Prince Wilhelm of Wurttemberg. Imperial Germany was not a monolithic block, but a motley federation of more than twenty allied regional monarchies, headed by the Kaiser. When the German Reich became a republic at the end of the First World War, all of these kings, grand dukes, dukes and princes were swept away within a fortnight. By examining the lives, experiences and functions of these three men as heirs to the throne during the decades when they prepared themselves for their predestined role as king, this study investigates what the future of the German model of constitutional monarchy looked like before it was so abruptly discarded.
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ISBN 9781137551276 (electronic bk.)
1137551275 (electronic bk.)
9781137551269
1137551267
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-55127-6
OCLC # 979992049
Additional Format Print version: Muller, Frank Lorenz. Royal heirs in imperial Germany : the future of monarchy in Nineteenth-Century Bavaria, Saxony and Wurttemberg. London, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 xii, 257 pages Palgrave studies in modern monarchy. 9781137551269


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