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By Bernadette Andrea

Bernadette Andrea’s groundbreaking research recovers and reinterprets the lives of girls from the Islamic global who travelled, with various levels of volition, as slaves, captives, or trailing other halves to Scotland and England in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Andrea’s thorough and insightful research of old files, visible files, and literary works makes a speciality of 5 striking girls: Elen extra and Lucy Negro, either from Islamic West Africa; Ipolita the Tartarian, a woman obtained from Islamic important Asia; Teresa Sampsonia, a Circassian from the Safavid Empire; and Mariam Khanim, an Armenian from the Mughal Empire. via analysing those women’s lives and their influence at the literary and cultural lifetime of proto-colonial England, Andrea finds that they're concurrently major ingredients of the rising Anglo-centric discourse of empire and cultural brokers of their personal correct. The Lives of ladies and ladies from the Islamic international in Early sleek British Literature and tradition advances a technique in keeping with microhistory, cross-cultural feminist experiences, and postcolonial techniques to the early glossy period.

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