Palgrave Studies in Literature, Culture and Economics

Early Modern Debts

1550–1700

Editors: Kolb, Laura, Oppitz-Trotman, George (Eds.)

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  • Examines the social, legal, economic, and historical forms of debt in the early modern period
  • Draws on Renaissance drama including Shakespeare
  • Considers countries and cultures beyond England
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Early Modern Debts: 1550–1700 makes an important contribution to the history of debt and credit in Europe, creating new transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives on problems of debt, credit, trust, interest, and investment in early modern societies. The collection includes essays by leading international scholars and early career researchers in the fields of economic and social history, legal history, literary criticism, and philosophy on such subjects as trust and belief; risk; institutional history; colonialism; personhood; interiority; rhetorical invention; amicable language; ethnicity and credit; household economics; service; and the history of comedy. Across the collection, the book reveals debt’s ubiquity in life and literature. It considers debt’s function as a tie between the individual and the larger group and the ways in which debts structured the home, urban life, legal systems, and linguistic and literary forms. 


About the authors

Laura Kolb is Assistant Professor of English at Baruch College CUNY, USA. She is the author of Fictions of Credit in the Age of Shakespeare (2021).

George Oppitz-Trotman is the author of The Origins of English Revenge Tragedy (2019) and Stages of Loss. The English Comedians and their Reception (2020).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Modern Debts
Book Subtitle
1550–1700
Editors
  • Laura Kolb
  • George Oppitz-Trotman
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Culture and Economics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59769-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59769-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59768-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 416
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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