One hundred and fifty years since the establishment of the Dynasty of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen to the Romanian Throne, the latest book of the professor and historian Sorin Liviu Damean offers the image of the "moving history" during the modern times praising for a professional and objective engagement to narrative history.
The first chapter describes the chances and occurences in the process of Prince Carol of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen becoming the Prince of Romania.
The second chapter contributes to the understanding of the rich historical heritage of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen Princely House and the competition and concurrence in the establishment of a new Princely Family in Romania, describing the national matrimonial projects for Prince Carol I under the quest of connubial-diplomatic alliances, the sorrowful loss of the princely couple's only child and the pursuits in ensuring a male succession to the throne as well as the relations with the inheritants, the tensions and challenges surrounding the royal family ,,tormented and oftentimes exposed to the severe judgement of contemporaries" (p.
Probably cast by Fra Domenico Portigiani, and formerly in the collection of the Princes von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
, it had an asking price of $3.8m and sold to an American collector.
Other items included in the display will be the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Library Desk, latterly owned by the Dutch Royal family, a set of marquetry panels from the collection of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
and a pair of card tables bearing the monogram of the Woronzoff-Dashkoff family.
Of which country was Carol I, of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
dynasty, the first king, from 1881 to 1914?
In regions with "frontier conditions" (18) such as in the South German regions of South Baden, the Allgau, Hohenzollern (particulary Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) and the south-western parts of Upper Bavaria (in other words, "Greater Swabia" or Gross Schwaben), (19) the predominance of stock-raising permitted greater independence of the working class (mainly rural workers), artisans (who were the main supporters of Liberalism and National Socialism), independent farmers and--most important--the rural bourgeoisie.
(28) In Prussian Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, there was resentment against the Prussian government from 1850 onwards, when the area was annexed to Prussia.
Spain's search for a new monarch led to Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
, who seemingly was an ideal choice.
Paradoxically, one benchmark in this independence movement was the accession in 1866 of a foreign prince, Prince Carol of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
line, to preside over the Danubian Romanians.
Aceasta modalitate de construire a legitimitatii a fost folosita si de domnii din prima dinastie a Tarii Romanesti, respectiv de regii din familia Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
. Este bine stiut faptul ca in Evul Mediu, puterea politica era de drept divin, domnia din Tara Romaneasca nefacand exceptie din acest punct de vedere; o analiza a documentelor emise de primii domni dintre Carpati si Dunare releva faptul ca acesti au folosit, in titulatura lor, formula "din mila lui Dumnezeu" (1).
She aims to chronicle the ideas behind Romania's paradoxical search for a distinctive national style under the two German Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
kings who established her nationhood in an international European arena between their accession in 1866 and demise in 1927.