The King’s Descent into the People’s Assembly: Monarchy and Liberalism in Spain’s Nineteenth-Century State Opening of Parliament Ceremony

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Abstract

Considering the value of ceremonies as representations of power, this text explores how these rituals positioned the monarchy in the Spanish nineteenth-century liberal system, and how the liberal regime was consolidated through the influence of the monarchy, which led to a certain configuration of the political system characterised by the interdependency between monarchy and liberalism.
Translated title of the contributionEl descenso del rey a la asamblea popular: Monarquía y liberalismo en la apertura del parlamento en la España del siglo XIX
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMonarchy and liberalism in Spain
Subtitle of host publicationThe building of the nation-state, 1780-1931
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages184-201
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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