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Fictions of conversion : Jews, Christians, and cultures of change in early modern England

Author: Jeffrey S Shoulson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press : Philadelphia, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Fictions of Conversion investigates the anxieties produced by the rapid and erratic religious, political, and cultural transformations in early modern England, which were often given shape in poetry, plays, and translations by the figure of the Jewish converso.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Judaism 17th century
17th century
Early modern, 1500-1700
Early modern
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012049821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey S Shoulson
ISBN: 0812208196 9780812208191
OCLC Number: 858601668
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
"The Jews perverted and the Gentiles converted": confessions and conversos --
"Thy people shall be my people": typology, gender, and biblical converts --
"The meaning, not the name I call": converting the Bible and Homer --
Alchemies of conversion: Shakespeare, Jonson, Vaughan, and the science of Jewish transmutation --
Conversion and enthusiasm: radical religion and the poetics of Paradise regained.
Responsibility: Jeffrey S. Shoulson.
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