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

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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?”


Glossary of Architectural Terms Used

Medieval Fantasies

Hohenzollern Castle Projects Outside the Rhineland


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