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Early Modern Zoology: The Construction of Animals in Science, Literature and the Visual Arts

Edited By: KAE Enenkel and PJ Smith

644 pages, Two Volume Set

E J Brill

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #169055 | ISBN-13: 9789004131880
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About this book

The new definition of the animal is one of the fascinating features of the intellectual life of the early modern period. The sixteenth century saw the invention of the new science of zoology. This went hand in hand with the (re)discovery of anatomy, physiology and - in the 17th century - the invention of the microscope. The discovery of the new world confronted intellectuals with hitherto unknown species, which found their way into courtly menageries, curiosity cabinets and academic collections. Artistic progress in painting and drawing brought about a new precision of animal illustrations.

In this volume, specialists from various disciplines (Neo-Latin, French, German, Dutch, History, History of Science, Art History) explore the fascinating early modern discourses on animals in science, literature and the visual arts. The volume is of interest for all students of the history of science and intellectual life, of literature and art history of the Early Modern Period.


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