England's Other Countrymen : Black Tudor Society, Paperback / softback Book

England's Other Countrymen : Black Tudor Society Paperback / softback

Part of the Blackness in Britain series

Description

The Tudor period remains a source of timeless fascination, withendless novels, TV programmes and films depicting the period in myriad ways. And yet our image of the Tudor era remains overwhelmingly white.

Thisground-breaking and provocative new book seeks to redress the balance:revealing not only how black presence in Tudor England was far greater than haspreviously been recognised, but that Tudor conceptions of race were far morecomplex than we have been led to believe. Onyeka Nubia's originalresearch shows that Tudors from many walks of life regularly interacted withpeople of African descent, both at home and abroad, revealing a genuinepragmatism towards race and acceptance of difference.

Nubia also rejects theinfluence of the `Curse of Ham' myth on Tudor thinking, persuasively arguing thatmany of the ideas associated with modern racism are in fact relatively recentdevelopments.

England'sOther Countrymen is a bravura and eloquent forgotten history of diversityand cultural exchange, and casts a new light on our own attitudes towards race.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781786994219

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