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By Karen Raber

ISBN-10: 0812245369

ISBN-13: 9780812245363

Animal our bodies, Renaissance Culture examines how the shared embodied lifestyles of early smooth human and nonhuman animals challenged the institution of species differences. the cloth stipulations of the early glossy global introduced people and animals into advanced interspecies relationships that experience now not been absolutely accounted for in serious readings of the period's philosophical, clinical, or literary representations of animals. the place such past readings have concerned about the position of cause in debates approximately human exceptionalism, this publication turns as a substitute to a sequence of cultural websites within which we discover animal and human our bodies sharing environments, jointly reworking and defining one another's lives.

To discover the animal body's position in anatomy, eroticism, structure, exertions, and intake, Karen Raber analyzes canonical works together with More's Utopia, Shakespeare's Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, and Sidney's poetry, situating them between readings of human and equine anatomical texts, scientific recipes, theories of structure and concrete layout, husbandry manuals, and horsemanship treatises. Raber reconsiders interactions among setting, physique, and recognition that we discover in early smooth human-animal kinfolk. students of the Renaissance interval famous animals' primary function in fashioning what we name "culture," she demonstrates, supplying ancient narratives approximately embodiment and the cultural buildings of species distinction which are usually missed in ecocritical and posthumanist thought that makes an attempt to deal with the "question of the animal."

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