The Culture of Usury in Renaissance England

Authors: Hawkes, D.

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This book examines the ways in which usury was perceived and portrayed as it rose to popularity in Renaissance England, taking into account the works of key literary figures of this period, including Milton and Shakespeare.

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DAVID HAWKES Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA.

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"Hawkes' brilliant anatomy of early modern usury illuminates a keyword of the period. Revealing usury's connections to magic and witchcraft, sodomy, idolatry, unnatural birth, epicurean self-indulgence, consumer desire, and the death of hospitality, Hawkes argues that early modern people saw usury as unambiguously evil. The Culture of Usury in Renaissance England evokes a world in which making money breed was assumed to destroy the soul and the possibility for just and charitable action. Learned, impassioned, and forcefully written, Hawkes' book uses the past to query many of the assumptions that govern contemporary life. A tour de force." - Jean Howard, George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University and Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Culture of Usury in Renaissance England
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10766-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230107663
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61626-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37978-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 200
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