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By Karen Raber

Animal our bodies, Renaissance Culture examines how the shared embodied lifestyles of early sleek human and nonhuman animals challenged the institution of species differences. the cloth stipulations of the early smooth international introduced people and animals into complicated interspecies relationships that experience no longer been absolutely accounted for in serious readings of the period's philosophical, clinical, or literary representations of animals. the place such past readings have fascinated with the function of cause in debates approximately human exceptionalism, this e-book turns as an alternative to a sequence of cultural websites within which we discover animal and human our bodies sharing environments, collectively 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, clinical recipes, theories of structure and concrete layout, husbandry manuals, and horsemanship treatises. Raber reconsiders interactions among setting, physique, and cognizance that we discover in early glossy human-animal kin. students of the Renaissance interval famous animals' primary function in fashioning what we name "culture," she demonstrates, offering ancient narratives approximately embodiment and the cultural structures of species distinction which are usually neglected in ecocritical and posthumanist conception that makes an attempt to deal with the "question of the animal."

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