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The Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare)


The Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare) by Palgrave Macmillan at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This edition of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of thematically arranged


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This edition of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare’s play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include maps, woodcuts, sermons, statutes, early modern documents reflecting Christian attitudes toward Jews and Jewish reactions to these attitudes, excerpts from the bible on money lending as well as contemporary discourses on usury and commerce, excerpts from the first account of Jewish life written in the vernacular by a Jew for a Christian audience, anti-Catholic tracts, travel accounts, diplomatic reports, scenes from a morality play about the corrupting effects of money, royal proclamations concerning the treatment of aliens, conduct literature, and contemporary treatises on the role of women.

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Manufacturer:Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Studio:Palgrave Macmillan
EAN:9780312294335
Item Weight:1.14 pounds
Item Size:1 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Package Weight:1.14 pounds
Package Size:5.8 x 0.88 x 0.88 inches

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