Italienischer und deutscher Adel im langen 19. Jahrhundert
Researchers have long debated which role the aristocracy played in society, politics and the economy during the 19th century. Did the aristocracy succeed in staying “at the top”, or did it lose more and more ground to the emerging bourgeoisie? The collected essays in this volume show that the Italian and German aristocracy definitely succeeded in preserving its influence and in maintaining its prestige and positions – primarily, but not exclusively, in the area of culture.