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Majesty in Canada : essays on the role of royalty /
edited by Colin M. Coates.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn, 2006.
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280 p. : ill.
ISBN
1550025864 :
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn, 2006.
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1550025864 :
general note
Essays presented at the annual conference of the University of Edinburgh, Centre of Canadian Studies held in May 2002.
catalogue key
5841825
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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"These essays ... reflect the different roles that, over the centuries, monarchs and their representatives have played in Canada."
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On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne, the Centre of Canadian Studies of the University of Edinburgh hosted its annual conference on the theme 'Majesty in Canada'. The essays that were presented at that conference reflect the wide-ranging recognitions of the different roles that monarchs and their representatives have played in Canada. The essays examine how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle formed an important part of the national identity. Royal tours, vice-regal initiatives, representations of the sovereign's power, and Canadian appeals to monarchical sentiments comprise the themes of these engaging essays, providing an up-to-date look at the historical and current personal influence of the Crown in Canada.
Main Description
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne, the Centre of Canadian Studies of the University of Edinburgh hosted its annual conference on the theme "Majesty in Canada". The essays that were presented at that conference reflect the wide-ranging recognitions of the different roles that monarchs and their representatives have played in Canada. The essays examine how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle formed an important part of the national identity. Royal tours, vice-regal initiatives, representations of the sovereign's power, and Canadian appeals to monarchical sentiments comprise the themes of these engaging essays, providing an up-to-date look at the historical and current personal influence of the Crown in Canada.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Majesty in Canadap. 11
Tours
The Invention of Tradition?: The Royal Tours of 1860 and 1901 to Canadap. 18
Dreaming of the Princess: Love, Subversion, and the Rituals of Empire in British Columbia, 1882p. 44
The Indians and the Crown: Aboriginal Memories of Royal Promises in Pacific Canadap. 68
The Regal Touch
Governor General Grey's "Little Scheme": Majesty in Canadap. 98
"All this Fuss and Feathers": Politicians, Plutocrats, and Changing Canadian Attitudes to Honoursp. 119
A Not Unwilling Subject: Canada and Her Queenp. 142
Representing the Monarch
Glorifying and Exporting French Kingship: Political and Legal Models in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuriesp. 158
Problems of Precedence in Louis XIV's New Francep. 181
In the Name of the King: The Monarchical Atmosphere of French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758p. 196
Images of Monarchy
"The Rising Star that Cheers the Scene": The Emerging Image of Queen Victoria in English Canada, 1837-1849p. 218
The Royal Family in Contemporary Canadian Women's Fictionp. 242
"Unreal but Very Necessary": The Canadian Monarchy in the Novels of Robertson Daviesp. 255
Contributorsp. 278
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