Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 August 2010

272 Pages | 20 illustrations

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748640843

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Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

First Edition

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • An original contribution to a larger scholarly effort to re-conceptualize the English Renaissance within a broader global context
  • Examines how the threat of Christian conversion to Islam intersected with English Reformation history
  • Explores the racial stakes of conversion, and the ways in which they intertwine with issues of gender and sexuality
  • Demonstrates how the stage refigured medieval models from saints' tales, martyrologies, and romances to address Renaissance concerns about commerce, global politics, and interfaith contact