By Scott Oldenburg

ISBN-10: 1442630787

ISBN-13: 9781442630789

ISBN-10: 1442647191

ISBN-13: 9781442647190

Using either canonical and underappreciated texts, Alien Albion argues that early sleek England was once a ways much less unified and xenophobic than literary critics have formerly recommended. Juxtaposing literary texts from the interval with criminal, non secular, and financial files, Scott Oldenburg uncovers how immigrants to England cast ties with their English hosts and the way these relationships have been mirrored in literature that imagined inclusive, multicultural communities.

Through discussions of civic pageantry, the performs of dramatists together with William Shakespeare, Thomas Dekker, and Thomas Middleton, the poetry of Anne Dowriche, and the prose of Thomas Deloney, Alien Albion demanding situations assumptions in regards to the origins of English nationwide identification and the significance of non secular, classification, and native identities within the early smooth era.

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