Alien Albion: Literature and Immigration in Early Modern England

Alien Albion: Literature and Immigration in Early Modern England

by Scott Oldenburg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442630789
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Scott Oldenburg is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Tulane University.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Forms of Multiculturalism in Early Modern England

I. Sectarian Inclusivity
Chapter 1. From the Dutch Acrobat to Hance Beerpot: Multicultural Mid-Tudor England.
Chapter 2. The Rhetoric of Religious Refuge Under Elizabeth I

II. Provincial Globalism
Chapter 3. Artisanal Tolerance: The Case of Thomas Deloney
Chapter 4. Language and Labor in Thomas Dekker’s Provincial Globalism

III. Worldly Domesticity
Chapter 5. The “Jumbled” City: The Dutch Courtesan and Englishmen for My Money
Chapter 6. Shakespeare, the Foreigner

Conclusion: The Return of Hans Beer-Pot


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Andrew Hadfield

Alien Albion is a fascinating and significant new study of the complicated cultural representation of the nation in early modern England. Scott Oldenburg explores the faultline opened up by mass immigration in the late sixteenth century and asks whether the influx of diverse peoples made the English more xenophobic or more tolerant. The book will inspire all readers interested in questions of identity and breathes new life into debates about early modern nationality.”

Sujata Iyengar

“This nuanced, timely, and readable investigation sheds new light on the integration of European immigrants, particularly artisans, into early modern England.”

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