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The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture, 1500-1630.

Author: Bernadette Andrea
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2017.
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Bernadette Andrea's groundbreaking study recovers and reinterprets the lives of women from the Islamic world who travelled, with varying degrees of volition, as slaves, captives, or trailing wives to Scotland and England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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Andrea, Bernadette.
Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture, 1500-1630.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernadette Andrea
ISBN: 9781487512798 1487512791
OCLC Number: 982452996
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright page; Contents; Note on Sources; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Can the Subaltern Signify? Tracing the Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in British Literature and Culture, c. 1500-1630; Chapter One: The "Presences of Women" from the Islamic World in Late Medieval Scotland and Early Modern England; Chapter Two: The Islamic World and the Construction of Early Modern Englishwomen's Authorship: Queen Elizabeth I, the Tartar Girl, and the Tartar-Indian Woman. Chapter Three: The Islamic World and the Construction of Early Modern Englishwomen's Authorship: Lady Mary Wroth, the Tartar-Persian Princess, and the Tartar KingChapter Four: Signifying Gender and Islam in Early Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors (1594) and the Gray's Inn Revels; Chapter Five: Signifying Gender and Islam in Late Shakespeare: Henry VIII or All is True (1613) and British "Masques of Blackness"; Chapter Six: The Intersecting Paths of Two Women from the Islamic World: Teresa Sampsonia, Mariam Khanim, and the East India Company; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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'This engaging, sophisticated book will find an audience among all Shakespeare lovers who wonder where the Bard's Moors, Turks, and Tatars came from.' - M.Cooke - Choice Magazine vol 55:02:2017

 
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