The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0824 Thursday, 10 September 1998.
Date: Wednesday, 9 Sep 1998 14:18:25 +0100
Subject: 9.0817 Re: Caesar's Will
Comment: Re: SHK 9.0817 Re: Caesar's Will
Steve Sohmer says:
> Those who wish to delve deeper into the Renaissance value of money will
> be entertained by thumbing "Handbook of Medieval Exchange" by Peter
> Spufford, published in 1986 by the Royal Historical Society. The
> conversion rate of Venetian ducat into the dyperpyra of Epiros (p.291)
> will leave you panting for more.
Reminds me of Lady Bracknell's advice to Cecily: "The chapter on the
devaluation of the rupee you may omit. It is somewhat too sensational."