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By Theodore B. Leinwand

This attention-grabbing learn examines emotional responses to socio-economic pressures in early smooth England, as they're printed in performs, old narratives and biographical money owed of the interval. those texts yield interesting insights into a number of the, frequently unpredictable, ways that humans coped with the exigencies of credits, debt, mortgaging and capital ventures. performs mentioned contain Shakespeare's The service provider of Venice and Timon of Athens, Jonson's The Alchemist and Massinger's a brand new solution to Pay previous money owed. they're paired with writings by way of and concerning the funds of the corrupt Earl of Suffolk, the privateer Walter Raleigh, the royal agent Thomas Gresham, theatre entrepreneur James Burbage, and the Lord Treasurer Lionel Cranfield. Leinwand's new readings of those texts exhibit a mix of have an effect on and cognition relating finance that comes with nostalgia, anger, contempt, embarrassment, tenacity, bravado and humility.

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