By Scott Oldenburg
Using either canonical and underappreciated texts, Alien Albion argues that early glossy England used to be a long way much less unified and xenophobic than literary critics have formerly recommended. Juxtaposing literary texts from the interval with felony, non secular, and financial records, 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 id and the significance of spiritual, category, and native identities within the early smooth era.
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Alien Albion: Literature and Immigration in Early Modern England by Scott Oldenburg