Majesty in Canada: Essays on the Role of Royalty

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Februar 2006



Examines how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle influenced our national identity.


Introduction: Majesty in Canada; The Invention of Tradition?: The Royal Tours of 1860 and 1901 to Canada; Dreaming of the Princess: Love, Subversion and the Rituals of Empire in British Columbia, 1882; The Indians and the Crown: Aboriginal Memories of Royal Promises in Pacific Canada; Governor General Grey's "Little Scheme": Majesty in Canada; "All This Fuss and Feathers": Politicians, Plutocrats and Changing Canadian Attitudes to Honours; A Not Unwilling Subject: Canada and Her Queen; Glorifying and Exporting French Kinship: Political and Legal Models in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; Problems of Precedence in Louis XIV's New France; In the Name of the King: The Monarchical Atmosphere of French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758; "The Rising Star That Cheers the Scene": The Emerging Image of Queen Victoria in English Canada, 1837-1849; The Royal Family in Contemporary Canadian Women's Fiction; "Unreal But Very Necessary": The Canadian Monarchy in the Novels of Robertson Davies.


Colin Coates was the host of the 2002 conference on "Majesty in Canada." He is the author and editor of various books, including the award-winning Heroines and History: Representations of Madeleine de Vercheres and Laura Secord (with Cecilia Morgan). He is currently Canada Research Chair in Canadian Cultural Landscapes at Glendon College, York University, Toronto.


"These essays ... reflect the different roles that, over the centuries, monarchs and their representatives have played in Canada."
EAN: 9781550025866
ISBN: 1550025864
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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