Shinn, Abigail.

Conversion Narratives in Early Modern England : Tales of Turning. - 1 online resource (262 pages) - eBooks on Demand Early Modern Literature in History Ser. . - Early Modern Literature in History Ser. .

Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Chapter 1 Introduction: Tales of Turning -- Chapter 2 Take Up and Read: The Convert and the Book -- Bibles in Parts and the Converted Reader -- 'How To' Guides to Conversion -- Exemplary Converts and Proselytising in Print -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Converting Souls and Words: Tropes, Eloquence and Translation -- Persuading the Soul to Move: The Power of Metaphor and Simile -- The Eloquent Convert -- 'Thou Art Translated' -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Narrative Topographies and the Geographies of Conversion -- 'Base and Vulgar Spirits Houer Still About Home': How to Travel -- Curiosity and the Convert: The Magnetism of Rome -- Mad Gadabouts and Prodigal Sons -- Memory and Perpetual Motion -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5 Witnessing the Body: Corporeal Conversions -- Bodies of Proof -- Body Language: Gesture and Deportment -- Weeping and Eating -- Choreographing Conversion -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Conclusion: Bunyan's Turn -- Bibliography -- Index.

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Conversion in literature..
English literature-Early modern, 1500-1700-History and criticism.


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