Time and the Shape of History

Time and the Shape of History

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In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia, but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible, and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).A.F.Roberts (2002); and, for a critique of Wahhabism and a defence of preserving venerated shrines, H. Algar, Wahhabism: A Critical Essay (Oneonta, NY, 2002), pp. 43a€“4, 54a€“6. 19. For a global review, see R. Needham (ed.), Right and Left:anbsp;...

Title:Time and the Shape of History
Author: P. J. Corfield
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2007-06-01

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