The Jacobites

Britain and Europe, 1688-1788 2nd edition

By Daniel Szechi

The Jacobites


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2318-3
  • Pages: 344
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £19.99
  • Published Date: April 2019
  • BIC Category: Early Modern History, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions, HISTORY / Revolutionary, HISTORY / Europe / Western, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, Humanities / Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions, Humanities / Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Humanities / European history, History


The product of forty years of research by one of the foremost historians of Jacobitism, this book is a comprehensive revision of Professor Szechi's popular 1994 survey of the Jacobite movement in the British Isles and Europe. Like the first edition, it is undergraduate-friendly, providing an enhanced chronology, a convenient introduction to the historiography and a narrative of the history of Jacobitism, alongside topics specifically designed to engage student interest. This includes Jacobitism as a uniting force among the pirates of the Caribbean and as a key element in sustaining Irish peasant resistance to English colonial rule. As the only comprehensive introduction to the field, the book will be essential reading for all those interested in early modern British and European politics.


1 Introduction
2 Jacobite society
3 The ideology of Jacobitism
4 The Revolution and the War of the English Succession, 1688-97
5 Jacobitism and the three kingdoms, 1689-1714
6 Jacobitism and the Whig Ascendancy, 1715-66
7 A European cause and its defeat, 1716-59
8 The Jacobite diaspora, 1688-1788


Daniel Szechi is Emeritus Professor in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester

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