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Introduction: Mammon in the Tudor Common Wealth

David Landreth

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction situates the peculiar character of the English Renaissance's “Mammon”—i.e., money that talks— both theoretically and historically. What differentiates this Mammon from the medieval ... More


The Obscure Progress of Satire in Dryden's Late Preface

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Dryden uses the occasion of writing a history of satire, designed to introduce translations of Juvenal and Persius, to produce his longest dedication and critical essay, The ... More


The Political Economy of Sir Thomas Smith

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines mid-sixteenth-century discussions of the idea of the commonwealth, with reference to the writings of the statesman and jurist Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77). Through a discussion of ... More


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