OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

ISBN : 9780199773299

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¥9,086
著者: 
David Landreth
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368 ページ
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Hardcover
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164 x 242 mm
刊行日
2012年05月
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The Face of Mammon studies the gold and silver coins of sixteenth-century England as they are articulated in literary writing. Landreth argues that the coinage of the sixteenth century is a very different object from the money that we know- not only formally but conceptually, in that modern money is the object proper to a discourse, economics, that had not yet taken shape in the sixteenth century. Instead, a Renaissance coin is an arena contested among multiple early modern discourses that each seek to encompass it, such as ontology, ethics, and politics. The writers central to this study-among them Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Nashe, and Donne-use the coin to demonstrate the interdependence of these competing discourses as they converge upon a single, ubiquitous object. For these authors, an understanding of the world that humans make for themselves relies upon understanding how the material world is made. The small circumference of the coin brings these contending worlds into contact.

目次: 

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Mammon in the Tudor Common Wealth
Chapter One: At Home with Mammon: Matter, Money, and Memory in The Faerie Queene and The Jew of Malta
Chapter Two: Monetary Policy in King John and Measure for Measure
Chapter Three: Dismembering the Ducat in The Merchant of Venice
Chapter Four: Wit without Money in Donne and Nashe
Afterword: Before Economy
Appendix: Tudor monetary units
Works cited
Index

著者について: 

David Landreth is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley.

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