A History of Prostitution: From Antiquity to the Present Day

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Kegan Paul, 2005 - Social Science - 295 pages
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This volume is a collection of all-new original essays covering everything from feminist to postcolonial readings of the play as well as source queries and analyses of historical performances of the play.

The Merchant of Venice is a collection of seventeen new essays that explore the concepts of anti-Semitism, the work of Christopher Marlowe, the politics of commerce and making the play palatable to a modern audience. The characters, Portia and Shylock, are examined in fascinating detail. With in-depth analyses of the text, the play in performance and individual characters, this book promises to be the essential resource on the play for all Shakespeare enthusiasts.

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Contents

Prostitutes
21
Prostitutes of Naples Making a Penitent Procession
24
Reasons why Men support Prostitution
36
Copyright

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George Ryley Scott is also the author of "The History of Torture Throughout the Ages," also published by Kegan Paul.

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