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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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series , #51|
|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.