Queenship and Power

The Diary of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples, 1781-1785

New Evidence of Queenship at Court

Authors: Recca, Cinzia

  • Provides the first monograph-length analysis of Maria Carolina of Hapsburg-LorraineExamines gender roles in royal positions in 18th century court life
  • Analyzes never-before-published correspondences and diaries between the Queen, her sister Marie Antoinette, and her husband, King Ferdinand
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This work offers a new portrayal of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples as a woman of power with weaknesses and ambitions, and analyzes the Queen's actions, from her political choices to her alliance and betrayals. A careful examination of the period (1781-1785) covered by the diary shows that the daily life of the Queen and offers key evidence of her political acumen and her personal relationships. Recca cross-analyses unpublished personal documents, which include the integral diary and private correspondence. The book focuses on the political influence that Queen Maria Carolina wielded beside her husband, King Ferdinand IV, and the criticism that has been made by contemporary historians and intellectuals who have often tended to discredit the sovereign for personal rather than political reasons.

 


About the authors

Cinzia Recca is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Catania, Italy, in the Department of Educational Science. She has published several papers in historical journals and volumes and is the Copy-editor of the Royal Studies Journal. She is currently researching the Hapsburg shadow in the Kingdom of Naples in the Mid-Eighteenth century, analyzing and focusing on the unpublished correspondence of Queen Maria Carolina and her brothers.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Maria Carolina: Sovereign and Mother

    Recca, Cinzia

    Pages 1-17

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  • Structural Physiognomy, Historical Value of Diaries and the Daily Routine of the Queen

    Recca, Cinzia

    Pages 19-42

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  • Complex Interdependence Between Public and Private Moments: Queenly Audiences, Meetings and Precouncil

    Recca, Cinzia

    Pages 43-62

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  • The Reformist Impulse of John Acton: an Essential Expert in the Service of the Court

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    Pages 63-78

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  • 1785: Conspiracies and Attempts to Overthrow the Queen

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    Pages 79-96

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31987-2
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31986-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Diary of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples, 1781-1785
Book Subtitle
New Evidence of Queenship at Court
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31987-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31987-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31986-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 412
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