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Title: Print, religion and identity: The cultural significance of Thomas Gage
Authors: Armstrong, Catherine M.
Keywords: Thomas Gage
Religion
Identity
Print culture
Travel
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: ARMSTRONG, C.M., 2017. Print, religion and identity: The cultural significance of Thomas Gage. Atlantic Studies, In Press.
Abstract: This article revisits the Atlantic significance of Thomas Gage, by placing his experience in the context of the religious turmoil of the seventeenth century and of stories of other converts from Catholicism, showing that his biographers’ judgement of him, as uniquely heinous, is unjustified. Five aspects of his life are explored, illustrating the complexities of his experience and the liminality of his identity. His early life as a Catholic, the renouncing of his faith in 1642, his life as an author, a traveller and a propagandist are discussed, concluding that Gage’s hybrid identity was an example of the way that isolated figures in the Anglo-Atlantic world negotiated a safe passage through the religious turmoil of the early Stuart and Civil War eras.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 12th March 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14788810.2017.1372968
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26163
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14788810.2017.1372968
ISSN: 1478-8810
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