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John Marriott

local histories which came to form the basis of land tenure, assessment and revenue collection. Indian civilization itself was explored in historical perspective, usually within a teleological framework that validated British rule. And British rule was the subject of popular histories of specific events such as the Black Hole of Calcutta. Although the most complex

in The other empire
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Charles V. Reed

1921 and 1925’, History Workshop Journal 73 (Spring 2012 ): 37–65. Two popular histories have also been useful to me in conceptualizing this project: Theo Aronson, Royal Ambassadors: British Royalties in Southern Africa, 1860–1947 (Cape Town, 1975 ); John Fabb, Royal Tours of the British Empire, 1860–1927 (London, 1989 ). Neil Parsons has skilfully explored the

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911