The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court In Permanent Exile

The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court In Permanent Exile

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Edward Corp
Cambridge University Press, 1/23/2014
EAN 9781107629165, ISBN10: 1107629160

Paperback, 430 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

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.

Part I. Rome, 1719–29
1. The Stuarts and the Papacy
2. The Palazzo del Re
3. James III, Queen Clementina and Roman society
4. The Stuarts and Italian operatic life
5. The portraits of the Stuarts and their courtiers
6. The Jacobite courtiers, 1719–26
7. Tensions within the Royal household, 1719–24
8. The separation of the King and the Queen, 1725–6
Part II. Bologna, 1726–9
9. The division of the Court, 1726–7
10. The reorganisation of the Court, 1727–9
Part III. Rome, 1729–66
11. The Stuarts and the Papacy
12. James III, the Stuart princes and Roman society
13. The Stuarts and Italian music
14. The portraits of the Stuarts and their courtiers
15. The composition of the Court, 1729–47
16. Freemasons and factions within the Royal household, 1729–47
17. The decline of the Court, 1747–66