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Locating colonization at the Jacobean Inns of Court

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Beyond charters, printed propaganda, and cosmographies, aspiring statesmen in Jacobean England engaged with Native Americans in commonplace books, poetry, court masques, and political debate. Rather than representing a remote ‘other’, this article contends that barristers and students of the law were fascinated by the perceived savagery of indigenous peoples because it allowed them to explore, interrogate, and define their own civility. The result was a cross-over between developing English a...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/s0018246x16000595

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Historical Journal More from this journal
Volume:
61
Issue:
1
Pages:
29-51
Publication date:
2017-04-03
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-5103
ISSN:
0018-246X
Language:
English
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1130294
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pubs:1130294
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2020-09-04

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