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Scripts of Kingship: Essays on Bernadotte and Dynastic Formation in an Age of Revolution
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Art History.
2008 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

When French Marshal Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was elected heir to the Swedish Throne in 1810, a dramatic dynastic venture commenced. In an age of revolutions, marked by political as well as cultural upheavals, the commoner from Pau was transformed into King Charles XIV John and the head of a new royal dynasty in Sweden and Norway. Although fraught with challenges, the venture proved successful. As restoration set in, and the Napoleonides of Europe fell one after the other, Bernadotte held fast, and today the dynasty is approaching its bicentennial on the throne.

In nine illustrated essays, the formation of a dynasty is explored as it unfolded in media such as ceremonies, spatial arrangements, opera performances, publicity and panegyrics.

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Uppsala: Historiska institutionen, Univ. , 2008. , 239 p.
Opuscula historica Upsaliensia, ISSN 0284-8783 ; 37
Keyword [sv]
Kungahus, historia, Sverige, 1800-talet
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History Art History Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Musicology General Literature Studies Performing Art Studies History of Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17780ISBN: 978-91-977312-2-5OAI: diva2:45551
Available from: 2013-03-26 Created: 2008-08-28 Last updated: 2013-07-24Bibliographically approved

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