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Lives of girls and women from the Islamic world in early modern British literature and culture / Bernadette Andrea.

Author/Creator:
Andrea, Bernadette, author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]. , ©2017
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Islam and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Islam and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Women in literature.
Girls in literature.
Islamic civilization in literature.
Islam in literature.
English literature -- Early modern.
English literature -- Women authors.
Girls in literature.
Islam and literature.
Islam in literature.
Islamic civilization in literature.
Women and literature.
Women in literature
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
"Andrea's thorough and insightful analysis of historical documents, visual records, and literary works focuses on five extraordinary women: Elen More and Lucy Negro, both from Islamic West Africa; Ipolita the Tartarian, a girl acquired from Islamic Central Asia; Teresa Sampsonia, a Circassian from the Safavid Empire; and Mariam Khanim, an Armenian from the Mughal Empire. By analysing these women's lives and their impact on the literary and cultural life of proto-colonial England, Andrea reveals that they are simultaneously significant constituents of the emerging Anglo-centric discourse of empire and cultural agents in their own right. The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture advances a methodology based on microhistory, cross-cultural feminist studies, and postcolonial approaches to the early modern period."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: can the subaltern signify? Tracing the lives of girls and women from the Islamic world in British literature and culture, c. 1500-1630
The "presences of women" from the Islamic world in late medieval Scotland and early modern England
The Islamic world and the construction of early modern Englishwomen's authorship: Queen Elizabeth I, the Tartar girl, and the Tartar-Indian woman
The Islamic world and the construction of early modern Englishwomen's authorship: Lady Mary Wroth, the Tartar-Persian princess, and the Tartar king
Signifying gender and Islam in early Shakespeare: Henry VIII or All is true (1613) and British "Masques of blackness"
The intersecting paths of two women from the Islamic world: Teresa Sampsonia, Mariam Khanim, and the East India Company.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
1487501250
9781487501259
OCLC:
959875536
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