Imperial cities and seasonal residences : Petrópolis, summer capital of Brazil (1843-1889), and its European counterparts

TitleImperial cities and seasonal residences : Petrópolis, summer capital of Brazil (1843-1889), and its European counterparts
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBarman, RJ
JournalCourt historian
Volume13
Pagination3-20
ISBN Number1462-9712
Keywords1800-1900, 1800-1945, Allemagne, Architecture, Brazil, Brésil, Cities, Cour, Courts, France, Germany, Grande-Bretagne, Great Britain, imperialism, Impérialisme, Petrópolis (BRA), Resorts, Royalty, Royauté, Rulers, Séjour, Sojourn, Souverains, Ville, Villégiature
Abstract

English Petrópolis served as the summer capital of the Empire of Brazil. The circumstances of Petrópolis's foundation in 1843 and its subsequent expansion are representative of - and throw light upon - the many "summer residences" in Europe which existed in tandem with capital cities during the long 19th c.