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The Resource Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer

Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer

Label
Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature
Title
Animal characters
Title remainder
nonhuman beings in early modern literature
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Thomas Boehrer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Animal Characters Bruce Thomas Boehrer follows five species--the horse, the parrot, the cat, the turkey, and the sheep--through their appearances in an eclectic mix of texts, from romances and poetry to cookbooks and natural histories. He shows how dramatic changes in animal character types between 1400 and 1700 relate to the emerging economy and culture of the European Renaissance. In early modern European culture, animals not only served humans as sources of labor, companionship, clothing, and food; these nonhuman creatures helped to form an understanding of personhood. Incorporating readings of Shakespeare's plays, Milton's Paradise Lost, Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, and other works, Boehrer's series of animal character studies illuminates a fascinating period of change in interspecies relationships"--Jacket
  • "Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird Bruce Thomas Boehrer" ""As both a fiction writer and a lover of parrots, I was delighted and enlightened by Parrot Culture. This is an enchanting book."--Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" ""Engrossing ... Bruce Thomas Boehrer concentrates his well-stocked mind on what over the centuries we humans have done to, and done with, parrots."--Times Literary Supplement" "During the Renaissance, horses--long considered the privileged, even sentient companions of knights-errant--gradually lost their special place on the field of battle and with it their distinctive status in the world of chivalric heroism. Parrots, once the miraculous, articulate companions of popes and emperors, declined into figures of mindless mimicry. Cats, which were tortured by Catholics in the Middle Ages, were tortured in the Reformation as part of the Protestant attack on Catholicism. And sheep, the model for Agnus Deiimagery, underwent transformations at once legal, material, and spiritual as a result of their changing role in Europe's growing manufacturing and trade economies. While in the Middle Ages, these nonhumans were endowed with privileged social associations, personal agency, even the ability to reason and speak, in the early modern period they lost these qualities at the very same time that a new emphasis on, and understanding of, human character was developing in European literature."
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boehrer, Bruce Thomas
Dewey number
820.9/374
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR149.A7
LC item number
B64 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals in art
  • Animals, Mythical, in literature
  • Symbolism in literature
  • European literature
  • English literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Animals in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Animals in art
  • Animals in literature
  • Animals, Mythical, in literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • English literature
  • European literature
  • Symbolism in literature
Label
Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer
Instantiates
Publication
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OldControl:muse9780812201369
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: animal studies and the problem of character -- Baiardo's legacy -- The cardinal's parrot -- Ecce feles -- The people's peacock -- "Vulgar sheepe" -- Conclusion: O blazing world
Control code
794700690
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812201369
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700690
Label
Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812201369
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: animal studies and the problem of character -- Baiardo's legacy -- The cardinal's parrot -- Ecce feles -- The people's peacock -- "Vulgar sheepe" -- Conclusion: O blazing world
Control code
794700690
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812201369
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700690

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