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Othello and the Tragedy of Mariam, A Longman Cultural Edition

By William Shakespeare, Clare Carroll

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 24, 2002

Table of Contents



List of Illustrations.


About Longman Cultural Editions.


About this Edition.


Introduction.


Table of Dates.


Introduction to Shakespeare and Othello.

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice.



Introduction to Elizabeth Cary and Mariam.

The Tragedy of Mariam, Fair Queen of Jewry.



Narrative Sources for Othello and Tragedy of Mariam.

Giambattista Giraldi Cinthio, from Gli Hecatommithi (1565).

Flavius Josephus, from The Antiquities of the Jews, trans. Thomas Lodge (1602).

Flavius Josephus, from The Wars of the Jews, trans. Thomas Lodge (1602).



Othello in Context: Ethnography in the Literature of Travel and Colonization.

Peter Martyr, from Decades of the New World, trans. Richard Eden (1555).

Pliny the Elder, from The History of the World, trans. Philemon Holland (1601).

Leo Africanus, from A Geographical History of Africa, trans. John Pory (1600).

Edmund Spenser, from A View of the Present State of Ireland (written 1596, first published 1633).

Sir John Smith, from The General History of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles (1624).



The Tragedy of Mariam in Context: Tracts on Marriage.

From The Second Tome of Homilies (1563): “The Sermon of the State of Matrimony.”

Edmund Tilney, from A Brief and Pleasant Discourse of Duties in Marriage, Called the Flower of Friendship (1563).

From Robert Cleaver, from A Godly Form of Household Government (1598).

From William Perkins, Christian Economy, trans. Thomas Pickering (1609).

From William Whatley, A Bride-Bush, or A Wedding Sermon: compendiously describing the duties of married persons (1617).



An excerpt from the First Biography of Elizabeth Cary.

From The Life of the Lady Falkland, by one of her daughters (written 1643-49; manuscript copied 1655.)



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