The Castles of the Rhine: Recreating the Middle Ages in Modern Germany

The Castles of the Rhine: Recreating the Middle Ages in Modern Germany

by Robert R. Taylor

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ISBN-13: 9781554588015
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 407
Sales rank: 1,200,909
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Robert R. Taylor is a professor of history at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, where he has been active in the architecture conservation movement. He is the author of The Word in Stone: The Role of Architecture in the National Socialist Ideology and Hohenzollern Berlin: Construction and Reconstruction.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents for
The Castles of the Rhine: Recreating the Middle Ages in Modern Germany by Robert R. Taylor

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

Part One: Foundations

Political and Economic Power on the Middle Rhine

Romanticism and Nationalism on the Middle Rhine

Monuments and Documents on the Middle Rhine

Part Two: Vindicating the Old Regime

The Holy Alliance in Stone

Hohenzollern Dreams

King of the Rhineland

The Hohenzollerns at the Hunt

The “Cartridge Prince” and His Consort

Part Three: Buttressing the Status Quo

A Justification of Aristocratic Privilege

The Fulfilment of Bourgeois Ambition

Part Four: Defending the Reich

Symbols of German Unity

Monument to German Glory

Part Five: Securing the Past for the Future

To Entertain, Enlighten, and Exploit the Traveller

To Study the German Past

To Teach the Young and the Ignorant

Part Six: Conclusion

“Can Stones Speak?”

Appendices

Glossary of Architectural Terms Used

Medieval Fantasies

Hohenzollern Castle Projects Outside the Rhineland

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

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