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Published: 06 January 2015

272 Pages | 11 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199542956

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The Power of Gifts

Gift Exchange in Early Modern England

Felicity Heal

  • A new study of gifts in early modern English culture with a unique take on the political aspect of the subject
  • An interdisciplinary volume, of interest to scholars in many fields, including political, social, and cultural historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars
  • Based on a rich range of often unexplored primary sources - including pamphlets, literature, financial accounts, and correspondence
  • Explores the legal implications of gifts and bribes, which will be of interest to legal historians
  • Addresses the nature of gifts in relation to the politics of the court of various monarchs