Shakespeare's Restless World An Unexpected History in Twenty Objects

by Neil MacGregor

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Shakespeare's Restless World An Unexpected History in Twenty Objects Synopsis

The Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. Shakespeare's Restless World uncovers the extraordinary stories behind twenty objects from the period to re-create an age at once distant and yet surprisingly familiar. From knife crime to belief in witches, religious battles to the horizons of the New World, Neil MacGregor brings the past to life in a fresh, unexpected portrait of a dangerous and dynamic era.

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ISBN: 9780718195700
Publication date: 27/03/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780718195700
Publication date: 27th March 2014
Author: Neil MacGregor
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Shakespeare studies & criticism, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Social & cultural history,

About Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor has been Director of the British Museum since 2002. Before that he was Director of the National Gallery from 1987 to 2002. He was 'Briton of the Year' in 2008.

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