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Title Global traffic [electronic resource] : discourses and practices oftrade in English literature and culture from 1550 to 1700 / edited byBarbara Sebek and Stephen Deng
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xv, 287 p. : ill
Series Early modern cultural studies
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"The common market of all the world" : English theater, the global system, and the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period / Daniel Vitkus -- "Ill luck, ill luck?" : risk and hazard in The merchant of Venice / Ian MacInnes -- Salvation, social struggle, and the ideology of the company merchant : Baptist Goodall's The tryall of travell (1630) / David J. Morrow -- The panoramic view in mercantile thought : or, A merchant's map of Cymbeline / Bradley D. Ryner -- "Not every man has the luck to go to Corinth" : accruing exotic capital in The Jew of Maltaand Volpone / Lea Knudsen Allen -- "Absent, weak, or unserviceable" : the East India Company and the domestic economy in The launching of the Mary, or, The seaman's honest wife / Ann Christensen -- The flowers of Paradise : botanical trade in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England / Amy L. Tigner -- Inhaling the alien : race and tobacco in early modern England / Kristen G. Brookes -- "A foreigner by birth" : the life of Indian cloth in the early modern English marketplace / Gitanjali Shahani -- The tempest and the Newfoundland cod fishery / Edward M. Test -- "Mysteries of commerce" : influence, licensing,censorship, and the literature of long-distance travel / Matthew Day -- Global℗œconomy : Ben Jonson's The staple of news and the ethics of mercantilism / Stephen Deng -- Afterword : accommodatingchange / Jean E. Howard
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
This remarkable collection investigates the relations between literature and the economy in the context of the unprecedented expansion of early modern England's long distance trade. Studying a range of genres and writers, both familiar and lesser known, the essays offer a new history of globalization as a complex of unevenly developing cultural, discursive, and economic phenomena. While focusing on how long distance trade contributed to England's economic growth and cultural transformation, the collection taps into scholarly interest in race, gender, travel and exploration, domesticity,mapping, the state and emergent nationalism, and proto-colonialism in the early modern period
Link Original 0230604730 9780230604735 (DLC) 2007036170 (OCoLC)171613641
Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Commerce in literature
Economics in literature
Globalization in literature
Great Britain -- Commerce -- History -- 16th century
Great Britain -- Commerce -- History -- 17th century
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Sebek, Barbara, 1964-
Deng, Stephen, 1970-
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