Finding the Perfect Gift

Posted in books, exhibitions, journal articles, Member News by Editor on December 4, 2009

Edited by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger

Just Published

The Court Historian 14.2 (December 2009), published by The Society for Court Studies
Special Issue: Gift-Giving in Eighteenth-Century Courts — Papers from the conference Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts, c. 1710­-1763, held at the Bard Graduate Center, New York, 17 November 2007, in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition (reviewed at artnet by N. F. Karlins).

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Table of Contents

  • Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center), Introduction
  • Cordula Bischoff (State Art Collections, Dresden), Complicated Exchanges: The Handling of Authorised and Unathorised Gifts
  • Christopher M. S. Johns (Vanderbilt University) The ‘Good Bishop’ of Catholic Enlightenment: Benedict XIV’s Gifts to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Bologna
  • John Whitehead, Royal Riches and Parisian Trinkets: The Embassy of Saïd Mehmet Pacha to France in 1741­-42 and Its Exchange of Gifts
  • Michael Yonan (University of Missouri-­Columbia), Portable Dynasties: Imperial Gift-Giving at the Court of Vienna in the Eighteenth Century
  • Guy Walton, Emeritus (New York University), Ambassadorial Gifts: An Overview of Published Material
  • Maureen Cassidy-Geiger (Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Parsons School of Design), Afterthoughts on Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts, c. 1710­-1763
  • Book Reviews / Exhibition Reviews
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