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Venetian Usury
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0339  Monday, 21 February 2005

From:           HR Greenberg <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Feb 2005 21:17:04 EST
Subject:        Venetian Usury

Probably last question re review of MERCHANT OF VENICE.

I've learned that usury was practiced by Christians in Shakespeare's
England. Question: is it known whether usury was practiced by Christians
in Venice at Shakespeare's time.   Thanks  HR Greenberg MD

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