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The Resource The rhetoric of credit : merchants in early modern writing, Ceri Sullivan

The rhetoric of credit : merchants in early modern writing, Ceri Sullivan

Label
The rhetoric of credit : merchants in early modern writing
Title
The rhetoric of credit
Title remainder
merchants in early modern writing
Statement of responsibility
Ceri Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An ability to accumulate capital is explained by literary and mercantile texts as the result of careful self-presentation. In the early modern period, credit becomes negotiable; divorced from the person of the trader it represents the value of his public ethos, measured by the funds and interest rate available to him. An acceptance of his credit is the merchant's most valuable asset, and one which merchant handbooks seek to protect." "Recent influential work on Jacobean city comedies, by Jean-Christophe Agnew and Douglas Bruster in particular, is confined to the well-worn topics of urban alienation and the avaricious merchant, drawing on 1550s sermons and tracts against usury. In this model, where social credit is deemed to circulate without limit, the city comedy's specific reference to contemporary ideas of trade, cash, and credit is lost. The plays are reduced to moral satires against greed, humoural comedies of the hollow self, or self-referencing literary artifacts which create and interact with a coterie audience. Aging rants against avarice might account for earlier interludes which mock usurers and misers, but not for the slick, formal pleasures of the city comedy, bringing together gull, courtesan, prodigal gallant, virgin daughter, and jealous citizen father or husband."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, Ceri
Dewey number
332.7/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3701
LC item number
.S75 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Credit
  • Merchants
  • Rhetoric
Label
The rhetoric of credit : merchants in early modern writing, Ceri Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The commodity of credit: double entry and the merchant's word. Forms of credit; Merchant handbooks' advice -- The theology of credit: risk and opportunity cost. Theology of usury ; Image of credit ; Real risk: bankrupts and sovereign debt -- The credit of cash. Esteem of cash; Imaginary monies; Abased coin; Misers and hard cash -- If you know not me (2) and commercial revue -- The alchemist and the art of adequation -- Eastward ho! and social catachresis
Control code
48241407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780838639269
Lccn
2001054807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The rhetoric of credit : merchants in early modern writing, Ceri Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The commodity of credit: double entry and the merchant's word. Forms of credit; Merchant handbooks' advice -- The theology of credit: risk and opportunity cost. Theology of usury ; Image of credit ; Real risk: bankrupts and sovereign debt -- The credit of cash. Esteem of cash; Imaginary monies; Abased coin; Misers and hard cash -- If you know not me (2) and commercial revue -- The alchemist and the art of adequation -- Eastward ho! and social catachresis
Control code
48241407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780838639269
Lccn
2001054807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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