Jacobitism

by Professor Murray Pittock

Part of the British History in Perspective Series

Jacobitism Synopsis

The last genuine rebellion on British soil, the Jacobite rising of 1745 forms one of the greatest `what ifs' of British history. If Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops had defeated the forces of George II, it is fair to say that the entire subsequent course of the country's history would have been dizzyingly changed. Jacobitism is a comprehensive study of the Stuart dynasty's attempts to regain the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in the eighteenth century. It provides not only a history of the Jacobite cause and the Risings but also studies of Jacobite culture, the financing of Jacobitism, the Jacobite diaspora and Jacobitism and nationalism, as well as a critical review of the major changes in Jacobite scholarship this century.

Jacobitism Press Reviews

'Pittock's Jacobitism is certainly a valuable introduction for all those who want to find out what actually happened in Jacobite history.' - Gerd Mischler, History 'In fewer than 140 pages he provides an amazing amount of detail and analysis drawn from the extensive secondary literature on the subject.' - John L. Gordon, Jr, Scotia '[E]xcellent and authoritative...worth reading for the first ten pages alone...a masterly account.' - Richard Dargie, History Teaching Review 'A distinctive approach' - Bruce P. Lenman, Scottish Historical Review '...an outstanding overview of the issues and problems which dominated these years of dynastic uncertainty and manages to explain why the topic continues to exert a powerful fascination; for the Jacobite Age is shrouded in mythologies. This book does an excellent job in explaining how these came to obscure the historical reality.' - Richard L.D. Dargie, History Teaching Review 'Murray Pittock provides an outstanding overview of the issues and problems which dominated these years of dynastic uncertainty, and manages to explain why the topic continues to exert a powerful fascination; for the Jacobite Age is shrouded in mysteries. This book does an excellent job in explaining how these came to obscure the historical reality.' - Richard L.C. Dargie, Scottish Association of Teachers, History Teaching Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333667989
Publication date: 21st September 1998
Author: Professor Murray Pittock
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Social & cultural history, Cultural studies,

About Professor Murray Pittock

MURRAY G. PITTOCK is a Professor at the University of Strathclyde.

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