Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans, and Other Wonderful Creatures

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University of Illinois Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 246 pages
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Addresses and reassesses the variety of ways in which animals were used and thought about in Renaissance culture, challenging contemporary as well as historic views of the boundaries and hierarchies humans presume the natural world to contain.

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Page v - No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never!

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Erica Fudge is reader in literary and cultural studies at Middlesex University.

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