The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship and Fictions of Women in Sixteenth-Century England


The Usurer's Daughter provides an entirely new approach to sixteenth-century literature, covering a wide range of classical and continental as well as English texts, including Shakespeare. Original scholarship and critical sophistication combine in this book to reveal links between the complex legal and economic workings of sixteenth-century culture and the representation of women in the literature of this period. The Usurer's Daughter makes an outstanding contribution to its field and is a must-read for those interested in feminist and materialist approaches to the Renaissance.


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