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The Resource Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer, (electronic resource)

Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer, (electronic resource)

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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MiAaPQ
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Haney Foundation series
Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer, (electronic resource)
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Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature, Bruce Thomas Boehrer, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-227) and index
Color
multicolored
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
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Extent
238 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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