Sons and Heirs

Succession and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe

  • Frank Lorenz Müller
  • Heidi Mehrkens

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy book series (PSMM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stabilizing a ‘Great Historic System’ in the Nineteenth Century? Royal Heirs and Succession in an Age of Monarchy

  3. Dynasties as Royal Families

  4. Courtly Contexts

  5. Overcoming Succession Crises

  6. The Impact of Dynastic Deaths

  7. Heirs in the Great War

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-288

About this book


Bringing together an international team of specialists, this volume considers the place of royal heirs within their families, their education and accommodation, their ability to overcome succession crises, the consequences of the death of an heir and finally the roles royal heirs played during the First World War.   


Monarchy World War I Political Culture European History conflict constitution Europe European history Familie France Germany Habsburg monarchy history kingdom monarchy Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Lorenz Müller
    • 1
  • Heidi Mehrkens
    • 1
  1. 1.University of St AndrewsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57296-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45498-0
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