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Monarchy and Exile. The Politics of Legitimacy from Marie de Médicis to Wilhelm II

Philip Mansel, Torsten Riotte

Mansel, Philip / Riotte, Torsten : Monarchy and Exile. The Politics of Legitimacy from Marie de Médicis to Wilhelm II, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, ISBN : 978-0-230-24905-9, ISBN10 : 0-230-24905-1, 6.125 x 9.250 inches, 376 pages, 14 b/w illustrations, 85 $.


Using detailed studies of fifteen exiledroyal figures, the role of Exile inEuropean Society and in the evolution of national cultures is examined. From the Jacobite court to the exiled Kings’ of Hanover, the book provides an alternative history of monarchical power from the 16th to 20th century.

PHILIP MANSEL is Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research in London, UK,and theRoyal Historical Society and is editor of The Court Historian, the journal of the Society for Court Studies. He has authored nine books on French history, including biographies of Louis XVIII and the Prince de Ligne, and a history of Paris between Empires 1814-1852.

TORSTEN RIOTTE is Lecturer in History at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Educated at Cologne and Cambridge, he worked at the German Historical Institute London, and is co-editor of The Hanoverian Dimension in British history, and The Diplomats’ World : A Cultural History of Diplomacy.

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