Europe in Vienna

The Congress of Vienna 1814/15

Edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco

Europe in Vienna

Edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

448 pages | 370 color plates | 9 x 11 | © 2015
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783777423241 Published June 2015 For sale in North America and Japan only
From September 1814 to June 1815, Vienna was the undisputed center of Europe. As the Congress of Vienna convened, the city saw an unprecedented gathering of crowned heads and their ambassadors. Among them were a tsar, an emperor, and no fewer than five kings as the leaders of Europe attempted to remake the continent in the wake of the Napoleonic wars. In total, two hundred European countries came together to discuss the future of the European continent. And while the diplomats worked during the day, in the evening, Viennese society blossomed: there were balls, parties, sleigh rides, receptions, theatrical performances, musical events, and much more. Vienna was suddenly the heart not just of European diplomacy, but of European social life as well.
           
This book draws on an astonishing trove of documents, including historical photographs and paintings, to re-create the atmosphere of the Congress of Vienna. The incredible images and documents are supported by essays that shed light on the political, cultural, and social aspects of the gathering. The resulting volume not only takes readers to an unforgettable moment in the past, but also highlights the continuing effects of this historic gathering for Europe and the entire world.
Contents
EUROPE  IN  VIENNA
Agnes Husslein-Arco
 
The  Congress  of  Vienna:  An  Event  at  the  Interface  of  Politics  and  Culture.  On  the  Exhibition  EUROPE  IN  VIENNA
Werner Telesko and  Sabine  Grabner
 
PART  1  THE  CONGRESS  OF  VIENNA  AND  THE  NEW  EUROPE
Mundus concors?  The  Congress  of  Vienna  and  the  European  Iconography  of  Peace  in  the  19th  Century
Werner Telesko
 
The  Habsburg  Empire  during  the  Napoleonic  Wars  and  Congress  of  Vienna
William D. Godsey
 
The  Congress  of  Vienna  and  the  European  Peace  System  of 1814/15
Reinhard Stauber
 
A  Federative  Bond  of  German  States.  The  Congress  of  Vienna  and  the  German  Constitution
Eckhardt Treichel
 
Winners and  Losers  in  the  New  European  Order.
The  Congress  of  Vienna  as  a  Pioneer  of  Modern  Power  Politics
Brigitte Mazohl
 
Napoleon Bonaparte:  from “Media Emporer” to “Ruler  Myth”
Werner Telesko
 
Vienna Under French Occupation  in  1805  and  1809
Werner Telesko
 
The German Campaign  and  the  Battle  of  Leipzig  (1813)
Werner Telesko
 
Images of  an  Alliance:  The  Three  Monarchs
Katharina Lovecky
 
Portraits  of  the  Key  Players  at  the  Congress  
Katharina Lovecky
 
Jean-Baptiste  Isabey’s  Picture  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Werner  Telesko
 
“...  after  unprecedented  working,  conferring,  and  editing  ...”.
The  Final  Act  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna  
Kathrin  Kininger
 
PART 2  ARTISTIC  DIVERSITY  IN  EUROPE  C.  1800
The  People  as  Bearers  of  Mood,  and  Francis  I’s  Entry  into  Vienna  in  June  1814
Sabine  Grabner
 
Johann  Baptist  Lampi  the  Elder  and  portrait  Painting  in  Vienna  between  Ancien  Regime  and  the  Vormärz
Roberto  Pancheri
 
French  Art  in  Vienna  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  
Udo  Felbinger
 
British  Portraiture  and  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Andrew  Wilton
 
The  Decade  of  Napoleon.
Portrait  Painting  in  the  Early  19th  Century  at  the  German  Courts
Rolf  H.  Johannsen
 
Austrian  Artists  in  Moscow  and  St. Petersburg
Ljudmila  Markina
 
Viewing  the  Center  from  Afar:  Viennese  Landscapes
Katharina  Lovecky
 
Fashion  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Regina  Karner
 
Furniture  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Lieselotte  Hanzl-Wachter
 
 
Porcelain,  Ceramic,  and  Glass  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Rainald  Franz
 
The  Empire’s  Metal  Works
Elisabeth  Schmuttermeier
 
Medals  and  Snuff  Boxes  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Werner  Telesko
 
PART  3  AN  EVENT  TRANSFORMS  VIENNA
Traffic,  Travel,  and  Transportation  during  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Georg  Kugler
 
Johann  Nepomuk  Hochle.  Image  of  History  and  Repoartage  on  the  Times
Sabine  Grabner
 
Press  and  Reporting  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Eva  Maria  Werner
 
Festivities  and  Music  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Elisabeth  Hilscher
 
“...,dedicated  in  deepest  reverence”  Ludwig van  Beethoven’s  Dedications  to  Nobles  and  Regents  at  the  Time  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Ingrid  Fuchs
 
“Vienna!  0,  Citizen  Decorated  with  a  Crown,  and  Host  to  our  Rulers!”  Social  Events  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna  between  Court,  Aristocracy,  and  the  Bourgeoisie  in  the  Age  of  Revolution  
Wolfgang  Häusler
 
“Magnificence,  elegance,  order”  and  “maximum  economy”
The  Cost  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Karin  Schneider
 
Military  Festivities  during  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Katharina  Lovecky
 
Contemporary  Representations  of  Court  Festivities  at  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Katharina  Lovecky
 
The  Salons  of  the  Congress—Gatherings’of “Elegant,  Easy  Conviviality”
Katharina  Lovecky
 
The  Congress  of  Vienna  and  the  Viennese  Population
Sabine  Grabner
 
The  Battle  of  Waterloo  and  Napoleon’s  Fate
Werner  Telesko
 
EPILOGUE
The  Visual  “Afterlife”  of  the  Congress  of  Vienna
Werner  Telesko
 
APPENDIX
List  of  Works
Selected  Literature
 Index  of  Proper  Names
Authors’  Biographies
Picture  Credits
Colophon
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