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New PDF release: A companion to the global Renaissance : English literature

By Jyotsna G. Singh

ISBN-10: 1405154764

ISBN-13: 9781405154765

That includes twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A significant other to the worldwide Renaissance: English Literature and tradition within the period of Expansion demonstrates how state-of-the-art globalization is the results of a fancy and long historic technique that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • An cutting edge assortment that interrogates the worldwide paradigm of our interval and provides a brand new background of globalization via exploring its affects on English tradition and literature of the early smooth period.
  • Moves past conventional notions of Renaissance heritage commonly as a revival of antiquity and provides a brand new viewpoint on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the hot and outdated Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, besides with Northern Europe.
  • Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization used to be the results of a long and intricate old technique associated with the emergence of capitalism and colonialism
  • Explores very important themes reminiscent of East-West kin and Islam; visible representations of cultural 'others'; gender and race struggles in the new economies and cultures; worldwide drama at the cosmopolitan English level, and plenty of more

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While pointing to the cross-cultural transference of a range of associations, Test also adds a twist, in order to reverse the Eurocentric template: while the Mexica used their sacrifice rituals “for ritual and regeneration” of the earth, the Europeans used brutal public torture as rituals of imposing order. ” English xenophobia regarding foreign trade, foreigners, and specific commodities, discussed in some of the earlier essays, also figures prominently in Stephen Deng’s essay, “ ‘So Pale, So Lame, So Lean, So Ruinous:’ The Circulation of Foreign Coins in Early Modern England” (chapter 15).

The ideological conditions of the time were profoundly affected by these economic changes, and cultural production, in turn, had a shaping influence on economic behavior. Global systems theory makes clear that the tremendous commercial expansion of the late sixteenth century did not come about because of some “natural” Anglo-Saxon capitalist essence that was waiting to be actuated.

English drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was strongly nationalistic in many of its historical and cultural themes and characters, and not surprisingly so, given the aristocratic patronage system as well the royal censorship. Yet, equally striking is the drama’s engagement with England’s expanding geographical, cultural, religious, and commercial horizons. Cosmopolitan London in the Renaissance is frequently described as a place with large numbers of foreigners and foreign commodities omnipresent in the city streets (Howard 2007, 19–23).

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