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Early modern others : resisting bias in Renaissance literature

Title
Early modern others : resisting bias in Renaissance literature / Peter C. Herman.
ISBN
9781032293684
1032293683
9781032293660
1032293667
9781003301295
9781000967579
9781000967548
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
157 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Summary
"Early Modern Others highlights instances of challenges to misogyny, racism, atheism, and antisemitism in the early modern period. Through deeply historicising early modern literature and looking at its political and social contexts, Peter C. Herman explores how early modern authors challenged the biases and prejudices of their age. By examining the works of Thomas More, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, John Fletcher, and Philip Massinger amongst others, Herman reveals that for every "-ism" in early modern English culture there was an "anti-ism" pushing back against it. The book investigates "others" in early modern literature through indigenous communities, women, religion, people of colour, and class. This innovative book shows that the early modern period was as complicated and as contradictory as the world today. It will offer valuable insight for anyone studying early modern literature and culture, as well as social justice and intersectionality"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Herman, Peter C., 1958- Early modern others Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 25, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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