Using either canonical and underappreciated texts, Alien Albion argues that early sleek England used to be a long way much less unified and xenophobic than literary critics have formerly urged. Juxtaposing literary texts from the interval with felony, spiritual, and fiscal files, Scott Oldenburg uncovers how immigrants to England solid 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, type, and native identities within the early sleek era.
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