The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile (Paperback)
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The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile (Paperback)

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For nearly half of the eighteenth century, the exiled Stuart Court provided an important British presence in Rome. It acted as a surrogate embassy for the many Grand Tourists passing through the city - Hanoverian Whigs as well as Tories and Jacobites - and as a significant social and cultural centre. This book presents the first complete study of the Court of the exiled Stuart King James III, offering a significant reassessment of its importance and of the lives of the Stuarts and their courtiers, and their relations with the Popes, cardinals and princely families of Rome. Edward Corp's interdisciplinary approach also reveals the Stuarts' patronage of leading portrait painters, their influence on the development of Italian opera, and the impact of their Court buildings on relations with their supporters. This book will be essential reading for everyone with an interest in Jacobitism, Italian culture and the eighteenth-century Grand Tour.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107629165
Number of pages: 430
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Corp's books on the topic of the Stuart Courts have always been excellent, and they have been getting better. The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766 is absolutely outstanding in its detail, its findings, its implications, and its evidence base. If it is not to be the last word, someone is going to have to work very hard to say much else.' Murray Pittock, Journal of British Studies
'... this book will become the standard reference for any scholar who is interested in the operations of the Stuart court in Italy after 1719 ... well-written and cogently organized ... For almost fifty years, in spite of the failure of Jacobite conspiracies and rebellions in the British Isles, James III's court maintained a regal presence in the papal city, which did not fade until the dawning of the age of revolutions. This alone makes it worthy of Corp's finely detailed study.' Paul Monod, H-Albion (h-net.org/~albion)
'A superbly researched and wonderfully detailed account.' undiscoveredscotland.co.uk
'This is an excellent piece of historical scholarship, based on impressive work and a mastery of the subject. It shows to those who still think that inevitably is part of history that this is not the case and that history remains more fascinating if less schematic than one might think.' Contemporary Review
'Corp ably switches back and forth from the specifics of court life at the Palazzo del Re to the significance of this Roman court in the wider story of both European Jacobitism and Roman society ... Corp's book shows that he knows everything possible about the circumstances of his field ... All in all, he has produced a worthy conclusion to his two initial volumes on the post-1688 Stuart court.' James J. Sack, The Journal of Modern History
'Edward Corp is one of the most eminent historians of the exiled Stuarts and their Jacobite courts ... His new book on the 'permanent exile' of the Old Pretender ... is lucid, engaging and well organized, containing much new material that shines light onto the world of the exiled Stuarts in Italy.' Stephen Brogan, European History Quarterly
"this book will become the standard reference for any scholar who is interested in the operations of the Stuart court in Italy after 1719...well-written and cogently organized...For almost fifty years, in spite of the failure of Jacobite conspiracies and rebellions in the British Isles, James III's court maintained a regal presence in the papal city, which did not fade until the dawning of the age of revolutions. This alone makes it worthy of Corp's finely detailed study." Paul Monod, H-Albion
"Corp's books on the topic of the Stuart Courts have always been excellent, and they have been getting better. The Stuarts in Italy is absolutely outstanding in its detail, its findings, its implications, and its evidence base. If it is not to be the last word, someone is going to have to work very hard to say much else." -Murray Pittock, Journal of British Studies
"...this is a book long overdue, because it raises the Jacobite court to its rightful place in history. It is hard to imagine a more thorough or authoriative treatment of the subject." -Jeff Chamberlain, The Historian
"Music and art historians will find a great deal to admire in Corp's latest book, showing as it does the considerable patronage still available even for an exiled monarch. All in all, he has produced a worthy conclusion to his two initial volumes on the post-1688 Stuart court." -James J. Sack, The Journal of Modern History
"Edward Corp is one of the most eminent historians of the exiled Stuarts and their Jacobite courts... His new book on the `permanent exile' of the Old Pretender...is lucid, engaging and well organized, containing much new material that shines light onto the world of the exiled Stuarts in Italy." -Stephen Brogan, European History Quarterly

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