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The Origins of a National Monarchy: Tradition and Innovation in the Cult of the House of Savoy During the Risorgimento

ADRIAN LYTTELTON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780197262795
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191753954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0010

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Origins of a National Monarchy: Tradition and Innovation in the Cult of the House of Savoy During the Risorgimento

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During the period 1848–78, the Savoy monarchy was transformed from a purely dynastic institution into a symbol of national unity. The reactions to Victor Emanuel's death and his later funeral in the Pantheon show beyond any doubt that the image of the King as ‘father of the nation’ was widely accepted, and that his popularity extended beyond the circle of the notables and the bourgeoisie who were the promoters of the cult of the monarchy to significant sectors of the urban working classes. This chapter shows how from the early policies of the King, Charles Albert, the first steps were taken in the campaign to create the image of a monarchy with a national mission.

Keywords: Savoy monarchy; national unity; working classes; Charles Albert; Victor Emmanuel; Risorgimento

Chapter.  9142 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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