To what extent did the policies of the Brezhnev era begin the process of the collapse of the Soviet Union?
Portraits were designed to embody the virtues of the prince. But portraits were not just displayed, they were exchanged, worn to show loyalty, to remember family members, affirm bonds and relationships and were used in diplomacy to provide information or a gift. ‘Royal portraiture was an important genre in its own right.’ (Schama 1988)
How and why has the “unmasterable past” of the Nazi period become a core element of West German political thought?