Race and Rhetoric in the Renaissance

Barbarian Errors

  • Authors
  • Ian Smith

Part of the Early Modern Cultural Studies book series (EMCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ian Smith
    Pages 23-43
  3. Ian Smith
    Pages 45-71
  4. Ian Smith
    Pages 73-96
  5. Ian Smith
    Pages 97-121
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-231

About this book


This book argues that the sixteenth-century preoccupation with rehabilitating English tells the larger story of an anxious nation redirecting attention away from its own marginal, minority status by racially scapegoating the 'barbarous' African.


Renaissance rhetoric William Shakespeare

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