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Congratulations to Professor Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, whose new book Projecting Imperial Power has just been published by Oxford University Press.

The book considers how the new nineteenth-century emperors of France, Austria, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, and India projected an imperial aura and discusses how rulers from Napoleon I to George VI and from Pedro I of Brazil and Agustín of Mexico to Franz Joseph of Austria and Wilhelm II of Germany are remembered today.

Professor Watanabe-O’Kelly says: 'Costumes, portraits and monuments, ceremonial, religion and town planning, international exhibitions, pageants and festivals were some of the means used to project imperial power'.