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A Cultural History of Animals in the Renaissance Hardcover – Jun 9 2009


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The Cultural History of Animals presents an innovative and compelling introduction to current scholarship about the historical relationships between people and other animals. Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, M.I.T. An innovative and ambitious project that synthesizes knowledge of animals as living creatures and their symbolic representations... an invaluable contribution to our understanding... A combination of surprise and entertainment with serious research gives these volumes a place in the best tradition of accessible science. Bernd Huppauf, New York University for H-Soz-u-Kult High quality editing, clear writing, and abundant visual illustrations ... These volumes will be basic to future scholarship dealing with animals and society. Essential. Choice

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Bruce Boehrer is Professor of English at Florida State University, author of Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird and Shakespeare Among the Animals: Nature and Society in the Drama of Early Modern England.

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a unique insight Nov. 4 2012
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I haven't read this book cover to cover..I'm using it as a sourcebook for an ongoing research paper..I found some unique points of view and full explanation for animal themes in entertainments as well as in painting and other visual arts..this is an important survey because it is all a part of the culture of the time.Visual evidence has a language and meaning to the people who enjoyed it.This language is better understood by this century, if we learn about the arts and symbols of previous times. It helps paint a portrait of a people. We can make educated guesses about individual and group motives, understand their needs if we decipher the symbolic language as well as any written records of other times and places.


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