merchant

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merchant

1. Chiefly US and Canadian a person engaged in retail trade
2. (esp in historical contexts) any trader
3. 
a. of the merchant navy
b. of or concerned with trade

Merchant

Ismail . born 1936, Indian film producer, noted for his collaboration with James Ivory on such films as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), The Europeans (1979), A Room with a View (1986), The Remains of the Day (1993), and The Golden Bowl (2000)
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Hill-Vasquez turns to a New Historicist argument in chapter 4, asserting that the York Corpus Christi plays emphasize the connection between human and divine labor; at the same time they question the sanctity of the mercantile class, condemning work that is not creative.
Critics have rarely questioned Dante's silence over Monte and his strenuous attempts at distancing himself from the mentality of the emerging mercantile class.
Sure, the trade unions (Labour's old base) are mostly skeptical, but the mercantile class (Labour's new base) is aggressively in favor.
The big change in Europe, and later Asia, came about with the rise of the mercantile class and later industrialisation.