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Crowns and colonies : European monarchies and overseas empires

Author: Robert Aldrich; Cindy McCreery
Publisher: Manchester [UK] : Manchester University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Studies in imperialism.
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Queen Victoria, who also bore the title of Empress of India, had a real and abiding interest in the British Empire, but other European monarchs also ruled over possessions 'beyond the seas'. This collection of original essays explores the connections between monarchy and colonialism, from the old regime empires down to the Commonwealth of today. With case studies drawn from Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crowns and colonies.
Manchester [UK] : Manchester University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016302568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aldrich; Cindy McCreery
ISBN: 9781526100887 1526100886 9781526100894 1526100894
OCLC Number: 967282962
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 336 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 European sovereigns and their empires 'beyond the seas' - Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery2 The British royal family and the colonial empire from the Georgians to Prince George - Miles Taylor3 Two Victorias? Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria and Melbourne, 1867-68 - Cindy McCreery4 Kaiser Wilhelm II and the limits of the royal prerogative in German South-West Africa - Matthew P. Fitzpatrick5 Orangists in a red empire: salutations from a Dutch queen's supporters in a British South Africa - Susie Protschky6 Sultans and the House of Orange-Nassau: Indonesian perceptions of power relationships with the Dutch - Jean Gelman Taylor7 The return of the throne: the repatriation of the Kandyan regalia to Ceylon - Robert Aldrich8 Kingitanga and Crown: New Zealand's Maori King movement and its relationship with the British monarchy - Vincent O'Malley9 The Maharani of Kutch and courtly life before and after Indian independence - Jim Masselos10 Colonies, monarchy, empire and the French ancien regime - Francois-Joseph Ruggiu11 Napoleon III and France's colonial expansion: national grandeur, territorial conquests and colonial embellishment, 1852-70 - Emmanuelle Guenot12 The British, the Hashemites and monarchies in the Middle East - Matthieu Rey13 An empire for a kingdom: monarchy and Fascism in the Italian colonies - Alessandro Pes14 'So brave Etruria grew': dividing the Crown in early colonial New South Wales, 1808-10 - Bruce Baskerville15 A new monarchy for a new commonwealth? Monarchy and the consequences of republican India - Harshan Kumarasingham16 Waiting to die? The British monarchy in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, 1991-2015 - Mark McKennaIndex -- .
Series Title: Studies in imperialism.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery.
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This collection of original essays explores the connections between monarchy and colonialism, from the old regime empires to the Commonwealth of today. With chapters on N. America, Asia, Africa and  Read more...


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