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Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism

Royal tours of the 1800s and early 1900s, and since, have created much documentation, perhaps the most obvious record contained in newspapers and magazines, newsreels and then radio and television broadcasts. Tours expressed and promoted royal and imperial authority, though in some instances they revealed resistance against expansionist designs. The royal visitor was the central actor in a tour, but was surrounded by an entourage of other people and a store of paraphernalia that played essential roles. This book examines how presentation is managed when ambassadors are sent in place of the royal personage. Sultan Alauddin of Aceh mounted a royal tour by proxy in which he was embodied - and concealed - in his gifts and in the humbler persons of his placeholders. Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinburgh, provided a template for later royal tours in three ways. First, he pioneered a new relationship with the Royal Navy as a training institution for British princes. Second, his lengthy visits paved the way for similarly ambitious global tours. Alfred's tours cultivated a range of trusted support staff. Imperial citizenship and even Britishness were embraced by non- English and non- British subjects of the queen. One young prince who was present in Britain at some of the most glittering events was Thakur Sahib Bhagvatsinh, a Rajput who ruled Gondal. The book also discusses Kaiser Wilhelm II's tour, King Sisowath and Emperor Khai Dinh's tour to France, the Portuguese crown prince's tour of Africa, and tours during Smuts's Raj.

The career of William Lewis
Tom Lockwood

’s entourage, but the poem clearly places him at any rate on its edges.31 ‘Hast thou beene dead a Moneth,’ Lewis’s poem begins, ‘and can I bee / Compos’d of any thing but Elegy?’32 In fact, the two-part elegy and epitaph that he wrote for Washington – the elegy a long, bitter poem of ninety pentameter lines and the epitaph a shorter, fifteen–line poem in tetrameter – contain within their compositions rather more than simple grief. The elegy, addressed throughout to the departed Washington, sets itself squarely against (in the poem’s phrase) ‘the barbarisme that durst

in Chaplains in early modern England
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Royal travel between colonies and metropoles
Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery

these traditions had been appropriated – by colonial masters. The royal visitor was the central actor in a tour, but was surrounded by an entourage of other people and a store of paraphernalia that played essential roles. Ministers and government officials from the capital conferred with vice-regal authorities, representatives of settler populations, and elders and chiefs of ‘native’ peoples. Like the royals, they engaged in

in Royals on tour
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The FSN and the mythologisation of the Romanian revolution
Kevin Adamson and Sergiu Florean

rearticulation of the popular uprising of 16–22 December into a narrative sequence that supported a political mythologisation of the Romanian revolution.9 The myth was based on three features. First, all negative articulations were focused on the former leader and his entourage, including members of his family and the Securitate (secret police), not ‘communism’ as such. Second, FSN discourse consciously placed the FSN on the side of ‘the people’ and ‘the uprising’. Third, the FSN claimed to be the ‘emanation’ or political form that emerged from the uprising, while discussion

in The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe
Spacing, pacing, phonemes
Daniel Katz

5 From Olson’s breath to Spicer’s gait: spacing, pacing, phonemes Daniel Katz ‘If nothing happens it is possible / To make things happen,’ wrote Jack Spicer in ‘A Postscript for Charles Olson,’ the final poem in his posthumously published book Admonitions, of 1957. And these lines, already, make something happen – as a ‘postscript’ in a book in which almost every poem is dedicated to a member of Spicer’s artistic entourage, Spicer is allocating to Olson a clear position with regard to it: just beyond its margins, but still inside its cover. Demarcated as

in Contemporary Olson
Opportunities for a security dialogue
Dmitry Polikanov

skepticism about the possibility of good neighbourly relations with the EU. The last two reflect the struggle between pragmatism (driven by economic or political reasons) and Soviet-style suspicion of Western bureaucrats or, more precisely, between two major groupings within the Presidential entourage, which have different views on Russia’s future development

in The security dimensions of EU enlargement
The connected histories of Darwin and Singapore, 1860s–1930s
Claire Lowrie

. Despite the small size of the British and white Australian communities, social circles were determined by birth, education and occupation. Regardless of class position, British and white Australian colonists as well as the wealthy Asian elites in Singapore and Darwin employed multiple domestic servants in their homes. For British and white Australian colonists, the presence of an entourage of ‘coloured

in Masters and servants
Cultures of empire in the tropics
Author: Claire Lowrie

Masters and servants explores the politics of colonial mastery and domestic servitude in the neighbouring British tropical colonies of Singapore and Darwin. Like other port cities throughout Southeast Asia, Darwin and Singapore were crossroads where goods, ideas, cultures and people from the surrounding regions mixed and mingled via the steam ships lines. The focus of this book is on how these connections produced a common tropical colonial culture in these sites. A key element of this shared culture was the presence of a multiethnic entourage of domestic servants in colonial homes and a common preference for Chinese ‘houseboys’. Through an exploration of master-servant relationships within British, white Australian and Chinese homes, this book illustrates the centrality of the domestic realm to the colonial project. The colonial home was a contact zone which brought together European colonists, non-white migrants and Indigenous people, most often through the domestic service relationship. Rather than a case of unquestioned mastery and devoted servitude, relationships between masters and servants had the potential not only to affirm but also destabilise the colonial hierarchy. The intimacies, antagonisms and anxieties of the relationships between masters and servants provide critical insights into the dynamics of colonial power with the British empire.

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The material and visual culture of the Stuart Courts, 1589–1619
Author: Jemma Field

This book analyses Anna of Denmark’s material and visual patronage at the Stuart courts, examining her engagement with a wide array of expressive media including architecture, garden design, painting, music, dress, and jewellery. Encompassing Anna’s time in Denmark, England, and Scotland, it establishes patterns of interest and influence in her agency, while furthering our knowledge of Baltic-British transfer in the early modern period. Substantial archival work has facilitated a formative re-conceptualisation of James and Anna’s relationship, extended our knowledge of the constituents of consortship in the period, and has uncovered evidence to challenge the view that Anna followed the cultural accomplishments of her son, Prince Henry. This book reclaims Anna of Denmark as the influential and culturally active royal woman that her contemporaries knew. Combining politics, culture, and religion across the courts of Denmark, Scotland, and England, it enriches our understanding of royal women’s roles in early modern patriarchal societies and their impact on the development of cultural modes and fashions. This book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on early modern Europe in the disciplines of Art and Architectural History, English Literature, Theatre Studies, History, and Gender Studies. It will also attract a wide range of academics working on early modern material and visual culture, and female patronage, while members of the public who enjoy the history of courts and the British royals will also find it distinctively appealing.

Power, accountability and democracy

Does European integration contribute to, or even accelerate, the erosion of intra-party democracy? This book is about improving our understanding of political parties as democratic organisations in the context of multi-level governance. It analyses the impact of European Union (EU) membership on power dynamics, focusing on the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party (PS), and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). The purpose of this book is to investigate who within the three parties determines EU policies and selects EU specialists, such as the candidates for European parliamentary elections and EU spokespersons.

The book utilises a principal-agent framework to investigate the delegation of power inside the three parties across multiple levels and faces. It draws on over 65 original interviews with EU experts from the three national parties and the Party of European Socialists (PES) and an e-mail questionnaire. This book reveals that European policy has largely remained in the hands of the party leadership. Its findings suggest that the party grassroots are interested in EU affairs, but that interest rarely translates into influence, as information asymmetry between the grassroots and the party leadership makes it very difficult for local activists to scrutinise elected politicians and to come up with their own policy proposals. As regards the selection of EU specialists, such as candidates for the European parliamentary elections, this book highlights that the parties’ processes are highly political, often informal, and in some cases, undemocratic.