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Lives in transit in early modern England : identity and belonging

Nandini Das (Editor)
What did it mean in practice to be a 'go-between' in the early modern world? How were such figures perceived in sixteenth and seventeenth century England? And what effect did their movement between languages, countries, religions and social spaces - whether enforced or voluntary - have on the ways in which people navigated questions of identity and belonging? 'Lives in Transit in Early Modern England' is a work of interdisciplinary scholarship which examines how questions of mobility and transculturality were negotiated in practice in the early modern world. Its twenty-four case studies cover a wide range of figures from different walks of life and corners of the globe, ranging from ambassadors to Amazons, monarchs to missionaries, translators to theologians. Together, the essays in this volume provide an invaluable resource for people interested in questions of race, belonging, and human identity
Print Book, English, 2022
Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2022
216 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
9789463725989, 9463725989
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction In and Out of State Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria (1538–1612) Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder (1543–1588) Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, Count of Gondomar (1567–1626) Anna of Denmark (1574–1619) Robert Shirley (c.1581–1628) Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705) Intellectual Exchange John Florio (c.1552–1625) Anthony Knivet (1577–1649) Aletheia Howard, Countess of Arundel (1585–1654) John Durie [Dury] (1596–1680) Edward Pococke (1604–1691) Virginia Ferrar (1627–1688) Conversions and Conversations Robert Parsons (1546–1610) Thomas Stephens (c.1549–1619) Luisa De Carvajal y Mendoza (1566–1614) Henry Lord (fl.1624–1630) Roger Williams (c.1606–1683) Peter Pope (fl.1614–1622) Managing Liminality Roderigo Lopez (c.1525–1594) Mark Anthony Bassano (c.1546–1599) Esther Gentili (d.1649) Teresia Sampsonia Shirley (c.1589–1668) Pocahontas (c.1595–1617) Corey the Saldanian (d. c.1627)