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Re: Caesar's Will
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0824  Thursday, 10 September 1998.

From:           Pervez Rizvi <
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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."
 

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