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The King Invites

by Daniëlle De Vooght | 29 December 2011
PAPERBACK
Category: European History
Synopsis
This book was awarded the «Joop Witteveenprijs 2012». In the aftermath of the French Revolution, the role of the monarchy in Western Europe was redefined. Together with the absolutist sovereigns, the historian's interest in courts and court life in the nineteenth century seems to have vanished. This book investigates what happened to the institution of the monarchy in the nineteenth century. More specifically, it examines whether the nineteenth-century Belgian monarchs can be described as influential, or even powerful. The volume also deals with another hiatus in history writing, namely food at nineteenth-century courts. The author addresses these two issues by examining the Belgian king and queen's dinner guests, as well as the food that was served at the palace. She considers questions such as who was invited, who got to share a table, how did the guest lists evolve over time, was the food adjusted according to the guests and how did the food evolve? A social network analysis of the dinner guests and a qualitative analysis of the court food are used as tools to tackle these questions. In this way, this book deals with issues that touch upon the very core of society's development: power, hierarchies, status, imitation, segregation and distinction.
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This book was awarded the «Joop Witteveenprijs 2012». In the aftermath of the French Revolution, the role of the monarchy in Western Europe was redefined. Together with the absolutist sovereigns, the historian's interest in courts and court life in the nineteenth century seems to have vanished. This book investigates what happened to the institution of the monarchy in the nineteenth century. More specifically, it examines whether the nineteenth-century Belgian monarchs can be described as influential, or even powerful. The volume also deals with another hiatus in history writing, namely food at nineteenth-century courts. The author addresses these two issues by examining the Belgian king and queen's dinner guests, as well as the food that was served at the palace. She considers questions such as who was invited, who got to share a table, how did the guest lists evolve over time, was the food adjusted according to the guests and how did the food evolve? A social network analysis of the dinner guests and a qualitative analysis of the court food are used as tools to tackle these questions. In this way, this book deals with issues that touch upon the very core of society's development: power, hierarchies, status, imitation, segregation and distinction.
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Product Details

ISBN - 9789052017525
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher - P.I.E.-Peter Lang S.A
Published - 29/12/2011
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, European History
No. of Pages - 285
Weight - 410
Edition - New Edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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