Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination

Author(s): 
Holmberg, Eva Johanna
ISBN: 
9781409411918
Date published: 
January 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination explores how for English travellers, the Jew of the imagination contrasted with the Jew they actually encountered in southern Europe, North Africa and the Levant. Based on travel writings, religious history and popular literature, this cultural historical study sheds new light not only on English representations of Jews during the period, but more generally on constructions of early modern religious and ethnic identities