Journals Higher Education



19 August 2010

272 Pages | 20 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748640843

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Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Published by Edinburgh University Press

This book explores the threat of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early modern English plays. In works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger, and others, conversion from Christianity to Islam is represented as both tragic and erotic, as a fate worse than death and as a sexual seduction.


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