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Edward Topsell

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1572–c.1638),

English zoologist and divine. Little is known of his life except for a series of ecclesiastical posts. His two zoological works, The History of Four-Footed Beasts...

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lute

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Indian Music — Music — Music.

Term used in Western music, generally applied to stringed instruments with a finger board, and a pear-shaped resonator. Examples are

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Roderigo Lopez

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

A Jewish physician to Queen Elizabeth, hanged for conspiracy in a plot against her in 1594. Graziano's statement that Shylock's ‘currish spirit/Governed a wolf … hanged for human slaughter’...

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viol

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Indian Music — Music.

A bowed string instrument of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It was invented in Spain, through use of the bow

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