Selfish Gifts

Selfish Gifts

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Selfish Gifts examines how early modern clients moved quickly and strategically to assimilate the language of competition and equality, characteristic of an emerging market economy, within their existing discourses of gift exchange, in order to maximize the rewards they might induce from an increasingly diverse group of patrons.q--Jacket.The story of Rosamonda#39;s fate is contained within the casket given to her by Henry the night before her fall, and Rosamond ... their chastity, and thus focuses the problem of the demanding gift/poisonous gift exchange, the casket story containedanbsp;...

Title:Selfish Gifts
Author:Alison V. Scott
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 2006


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