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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Contents

Talking Animals and Reader Pleasure
19
Pets and Perversion at the Court
37
Metamorphosis and Civility in English
50
On Dominion
70
Why should a dog a horse a rat have life and thou
87
The Impersonal Rule of James VI
101
Reading Writing and Riding Horses in Early Modern
116
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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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