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Keywords of Identity, Race, and Human Mobility in Early Modern England

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Amsterdam University Press
Overview
What did it mean to be a stranger in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England? How were other nations, cultures, and religions perceived? What happened when individuals moved between languages, countries, religions, and spaces? Keywords of Identity, Race, and Human Mobility analyses a selection of terms that were central to the conceptualisation of identity, race, migration, and transculturality in the early modern period. In many cases, the concepts and debates that they embody – or sometimes subsume – came to play crucial roles in the articulation of identity, rights, and power in subsequent periods. Together, the essays in this volume provide an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the development of these formative issues.
Author Bio
Nandini Das is a literary scholar and cultural historian, Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Oxford, Fellow of Exeter College, and Director of the ERC TIDE Project at the University of Oxford. João Vicente Melo is a JIN research fellow at Universidade Pablo de Olavide, Seville, and the Trade and Diplomacy lead on the TIDE project (2016.2020). Lauren Working is an historian and literary scholar and the Religion and Ethnography lead on the TIDE project. Haig Z. Smith is a global historian and the Law and Governance lead on the TIDE project.