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Author Taylor, Robert R., 1939-

Title The castles of the Rhine : recreating the Middle Ages in modern Germany / Robert R. Taylor
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 389 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series DesLibris. Books collection
Contents Foundations. Political and economic power on the Middle Rhine -- Romanticism and nationalism on the Middle Rhine -- Monuments and documents on the Middle Rhine -- 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 -- Buttressing the status quo. A justification of aristocratic privilege -- The fulfilment of Bourgeois ambition -- Defending the Reich. Symbols of German unity -- Monument to German glory -- 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 -- "Can Stones Speak?" -- Glossary of architectural terms used -- Medieval fantasies -- Hohenzollern Castle projects outside the Rhineland
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-382) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Castles -- Reconstruction -- Germany -- Rhineland.
Nationalism and architecture -- Germany -- Rhineland.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97932432
ISBN 0889202680