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The Hamilton letters : the Naples dispatches of Sir William Hamilton /
edited by John A. Davis and Giovanni Capuano.
imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
description
262 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1845116119 (hbk.), 9781845116118 (hbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
isbn
1845116119 (hbk.)
9781845116118 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6601416
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-257) and index.
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"This collection of Sir William's dispatches will be invaluable for the specialist...Meticulously footnoted and helpfully introduced, they dramatically portray the tribulations of an ambassador in wartime, far from home and reliant on his own resources..."-- Leslie Mitchell, Literary Review
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The Hamilton Letters offers an engaging portrait of a complex and sophisticated figure, and brings a dynamic period of history to life. Sir William Hamilton personified the age of the Enlightenment--a collector and connoisseur, amateur scientist and archaeologist, vulcanologist, anthropologist and above all a gentleman of taste and intellectual curiosity. As King George III's ambassador Kingdom of Naples from 1764-1800, Sir William witnessed pivotal events in European history. This is the first collection of his complete correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799 which sheds vivid light on the history of the kingdom of Naples on the cusp of the Napoleonic Wars. It is an invaluable guide which will enthrall anyone interested in the colorful world of 19th-century European history.
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Sir William Hamilton personified the age of the Enlightenment Â- a collector and connoisseur, amateur scientist and archaeologist, vulcanologist, anthropologist and above all a gentleman of taste and intellectual curiosity Â- and in Naples, one of the most fascinating stations on the Grand Tour, he had found his ideal setting. As King George III's ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764-1800, Sir William was witness to some pivotal events in European history. The Hamilton Letters is the first collection of his complete correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799. It sheds vivid light on the history of the kingdom of Naples on the cusp of the Napoleonic Wars as France and Spain jostled for control in the region as well as on the nature of power and government at the end of the 18th century. Included here is Sir William's own account of Nelson's betrayal of the Neapolitan Republic when, rather than granting the royalist leaders safe passage back to France as agreed, Nelson turned his guns on them Â- a hugely controversial decision, both for contemporary audiences and ever since, and one in which Sir William's own role is still hotly contested. The Hamilton Letters offers an engaging portrait of a complex and sophisticated figure and brings a dynamic period of history to life. It is an invaluable guide to the period which will enthrall anyone interested in the colourful world of 19th-century European history.
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Sir William Hamilton personified the age of the Enlightenment ' a collector and connoisseur, amateur scientist and archaeologist, vulcanologist, anthropologist and above all a gentleman of taste and intellectual curiosity ' and in Naples, one of the most fascinating stations on the Grand Tour, he had found his ideal setting. As King George III's ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764-1800, Sir William was witness to some pivotal events in European history. The Hamilton Letters is the first collection of his complete correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799. It sheds vivid light on the history of the kingdom of Naples on the cusp of the Napoleonic Wars as France and Spain jostled for control in the region as well as on the nature of power and government at the end of the 18th century. Included here is Sir William's own account of Nelson's betrayal of the Neapolitan Republic when, rather than granting the royalist leaders safe passage back to France as agreed, Nelson turned his guns on them ' a hugely controversial decision, both for contemporary audiences and ever since, and one in which Sir William's own role is still hotly contested. The Hamilton Letters offers an engaging portrait of a complex and sophisticated figure and brings a dynamic period of history to life. It is an invaluable guide to the period which will enthrall anyone interested in the colourful world of 19th-century European history.
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Sir William Hamilton personified the age of the Enlightenment - a collector and connoisseur, amateur scientist and archaeologist, vulcanologist, anthropologist and above all a gentleman of taste and intellectual curiosity - and in Naples, one of the most fascinating stations on the Grand Tour, he had found his ideal setting. As King George III's ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764-1800, Sir William was witness to some pivotal events in European history. The Hamilton Letters is the first collection of his complete correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799. It sheds vivid light on the history of the kingdom of Naples on the cusp of the Napoleonic Wars as France and Spain jostled for control in the region as well as on the nature of power and government at the end of the 18th century. Included here is Sir William's own account of Nelson's betrayal of the Neapolitan Republic when, rather than granting the royalist leaders safe passage back to France as agreed, Nelson turned his guns on them - a hugely controversial decision, both for contemporary audiences and ever since, and one in which Sir William's own role is still hotly contested. The Hamilton Letters offers an engaging portrait of a complex and sophisticated figure and brings a dynamic period of history to life. It is an invaluable guide to the period which will enthrall anyone interested in the colourful world of 19th-century European history.
Main Description
Sir William Hamilton personified the age of the Enlightenment a collector and connoisseur, amateur scientist and archaeologist, vulcanologist, anthropologist and above all a gentleman of taste and intellectual curiosity and in Naples, one of the most fascinating stations on the Grand Tour, he had found his ideal setting. As King George III's ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764-1800, Sir William was witness to some pivotal events in European history. The Hamilton Letters is the first collection of his complete correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799. It sheds vivid light on the history of the kingdom of Naples on the cusp of the Napoleonic Wars as France and Spain jostled for control in the region as well as on the nature of power and government at the end of the 18th century. Included here is Sir William's own account of Nelson's betrayal of the Neapolitan Republic when, rather than granting the royalist leaders safe passage back to France as agreed, Nelson turned his guns on them a hugely controversial decision, both for contemporary audiences and ever since, and one in which Sir William's own role is still hotly contested. The Hamilton Letters offers an engaging portrait of a complex and sophisticated figure and brings a dynamic period of history to life. It is an invaluable guide to the period which will enthrall anyone interested in the colourful world of 19th-century European history.
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'The Hamilton Letters' is a collection of William Hamilton's complete correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799. It sheds light on the history of the kingdom of Naples on the cusp of the Napoleonic Wars as France and Spain jostled for control in the region.
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The Hamilton Lettersoffers an engaging portrait of a complex and sophisticated figure, and brings a dynamic period of history to life. Sir William Hamilton personified the age of the Enlightenment--a collector and connoisseur, amateur scientist and archaeologist, vulcanologist, anthropologist and above all a gentleman of taste and intellectual curiosity. As King George III's ambassador Kingdom of Naples from 1764-1800, Sir William witnessed pivotal events in European history. This is the first collection of his complete correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799 which sheds vivid light on the history of the kingdom of Naples on the cusp of the Napoleonic Wars. It is an invaluable guide which will enthrall anyone interested in the colorful world of 19th-century European history.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Global Encounters of the First Kind
Remaking 'Seven Samurai' in World Cinema
Fashioning Social Change in the Hong Kong Musical 1957-1964
The Shadow of an Airplane over East Asia: Worldly Hong Kong Cinema
All Changing on the Eastern Front
'Infernal Affairs' and 'Kung Fu Hustle': Panacea, Placebo and Hong Kong Cinema
South Korea--A Model Film Industry?
The Language of the Blockbuster: Promotion, 'Princess Mononoke' and the Daihitto in Japanese Film Culture
Made in Translation--Transnational Identities
Suriyothai Becomes Legend: National Identity as Global Currency
From Three Godfathers to Tokyo Godfathers: Signifying Social Change in a Transnational Context
Last Life in the Universe: Nationality, Technology, Authorship
Transnational Noir: Style and Substance in Kaizo Hayashi's 'The Most Terrible Time of My Life'
How the West Was Won? Asianisation and Beyond
Remaking East Asia, Outsourcing Hollywood
Salute to Mr Vengeance: Oldboy and the Making of a Transnational Auteur
Asiaphilia, Asianisation and the Gatekeeper Auteur: Quentin Tarantino and Luc Besson
Brush and Blade in East-West Cultures
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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