Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2018

288 Pages | 19 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526109378

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Royals on tour

Politics, pageantry and colonialism

First Edition

Edited by Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Offers accessible and in-depth case studies of tours by monarchs and other members of royal families
  • Examines tours by British, French, Belgian, Italian, German and Portuguese royals, and by royal figures from Japan, the East Indies, Cambodia and Vietnam to Europe
  • Argues that royal tours, in addition to being spectacles of pomp and pageantry, provided unique opportunities for the expression of imperial dominion by European royals, and for the assertion of their own interests and status by visiting indigenous members of royal families
  • Shows how royal tours formed part of the 'marketing' of monarchy in the modern world
  • 19 black & white illustrations

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