By Scott Oldenburg

Using either canonical and underappreciated texts, Alien Albion argues that early smooth England used to be a long way much less unified and xenophobic than literary critics have formerly advised. Juxtaposing literary texts from the interval with criminal, spiritual, and fiscal 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 concerning the origins of English nationwide id and the significance of spiritual, type, and native identities within the early sleek era.

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