The Italian Encounter with Tudor England: A Cultural Politics of Translation

The Italian Encounter with Tudor England: A Cultural Politics of Translation

by Michael Wyatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521848962

ISBN-13: 9780521848961

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The small but influential community of Italians in England during the fifteenth century initially consisted of ecclesiastics, humanists, merchants, bankers, and artists. However, in the wake of the English Reformation, Italian Protestants joined other continental religious refugees in finding Tudor England to be a hospitable and productive haven. Michael Wyatt

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Overview

The small but influential community of Italians in England during the fifteenth century initially consisted of ecclesiastics, humanists, merchants, bankers, and artists. However, in the wake of the English Reformation, Italian Protestants joined other continental religious refugees in finding Tudor England to be a hospitable and productive haven. Michael Wyatt examines the agency of this shifting community of immigrant Italians in the transmission of Italy's cultural patrimony and its impact on the nascent English nation, as well as the exemplary career of John Florio, the Italo-Englishman who was a language teacher, lexicographer, and translator in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521848961
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series, #51
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Italians in and on Early Modern England: 1. The two roses; 2. Reformations; 3. La Regina Helisabetta; Part II. John Florio and the Cultural Politics of Translation: 4. Language lessons; 5. Worlds of words; Appendix I; Appendix II; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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