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dc.contributor.authorDrakakis, John-
dc.description.abstractIn early modern England money was of central importance to areas of social life that are in the modern world separate from the study of economics. The demand for liquid capital and the practical problems associated with the devising of a monetary system that was reliable exercised the minds of philosophers, social commentators, and dramatists. The template for discussion was laid down by Aristotle, who perceived financial activity as part of the larger community and its various modes of social interaction. Copernicus wrote a treatise on money, as had Nicholas of Oresme before him. But in the sixteenth century dramatists turned their attention to what we would call “economics” and its impact on social life. Writers such as Thomas Lupton, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, and Shakespeare all dealt with related issues of material greed, usury, hospitality and friendship and the ways in which they transformed, and were transformed by particular kinds of social and economic practice. These concerns fed into the investigation of different kinds of society, particularly turning their attention to their strengths and weaknesses, and in the case of dramatists providing imaginative accounts of the kinds of life that these innovations produced.en_UK
dc.publisherSpanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies-
dc.relationDrakakis J (2016) Money makes the world go round: Shakespeare, commerce and community, SEDERI Yearbook (26), pp. 7-29.-
dc.rightsThe publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Drakakis, John. “Money makes the world go round: Shakespeare, commerce and community.” SEDERI 26 (2016): 7–29. Article is available at:
dc.subjectWilliam Shakespeareen_UK
dc.subjectThomas Luptonen_UK
dc.subjectChristopher Marloween_UK
dc.subjectBen Jonsonen_UK
dc.subjectNicolaus Copernicusen_UK
dc.subjectNicholas of Oresmeen_UK
dc.subjectMichel de Montaigneen_UK
dc.subjectJacques Derridaen_UK
dc.subjectJean-Joseph Gouxen_UK
dc.subjectPierre Bourdieuen_UK
dc.subjectKarl Marxen_UK
dc.subjectPeter Lasletten_UK
dc.titleMoney makes the world go round: Shakespeare, commerce and communityen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleSEDERI Yearbook-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationEnglish Studies-
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