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Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700

Turning Turk

English Theater and the Multicultural Mediterranean

Authors: Vitkus, D.

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Turning Turk looks at contact between the English and other cultures in the early modern Mediterranean, and analyzes the representation of that experience on the London stage. Vitkus's book demonstrates that the English encounter with exotic alterity, and the theatrical representations inspired by that encounter, helped to form the emergent identity of an English nation that was eagerly fantasizing about having an empire, but was still in the preliminary phase of its colonizing drive. Vitkus' research shows how plays about the multi-cultural Mediterranean participated in this process of identity formation, and how anxieties about religious conversion, foreign trade and miscegenation were crucial factors in the formation of that identity.

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DANIEL VITKUS is Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University. He has published articles on English Renaissance drama and culture, on European representations of Islam, and on cross-cultural encounters in the early modern period. He is also the editor of Three Turk Plays from Early Modern England and Piracy, Slavery and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England.

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'[A] revealing exploration of England's early modern relationship with the Ottoman Empire and with Islam as a whole...Vitkus provides essential reading to those with an interest in the meeting of early modern cultures.' - Early Modern Literary Studies


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Turning Turk
Book Subtitle
English Theater and the Multicultural Mediterranean
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-05292-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-05292-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29452-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60239-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 244
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