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Nicholas Breton and the English Self

by Conny Loder (Author)
Thesis 283 Pages
Series: Britannia, Volume 17

Summary

Nicholas Breton (1545/55-1626?) was one of the most prolific writers of the Early Modern period and left behind a vast œuvre that is, however, largely neglected today. Breton addresses instrumental questions of his time, especially those of man’s identity. This study concentrates on a selection of Breton’s political texts in which Breton contrasts the Self against the Other. These texts not only stigmatise the Other as the undesired, the unknown and the indecipherable, but also construct a patriotic and uniform English identity to be imitated by all Englishmen and Englishwomen: the English Self.

Details

Pages
283
ISBN (PDF)
9783653034028
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631645031
Language
English
Publication date
2014 (January)
Tags
Identität das Fremde das Eigene James I. English identity English Self politische Identität kulturelle Identität
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2014. 283 pp.

Biographical notes

Conny Loder (Author)

Conny Loder took a MLitt at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and a PhD at the University of Greifswald (Germany). Her research focuses on Elizabethan and Jacobean reception of Machiavelli’s works, particular on drama and pamphlets and on Shakespeare Studies. She is a member of the Renaissance Drama Research Group, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford upon Avon (United Kingdom). In another life, she was on a Fulbright grant, teaching German at Pacific University, Oregon (USA).

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