Fudge, Erica (2000) Perceiving animals: humans and beasts in early modern english culture. MacMillan/St Martin's Press, Basingstoke/New York. ISBN 978-0-312-22572-8Full text not available in this repository.
When the human understanding of beasts in the past is studied, what are revealed is not only the foundations of our own perception of animals, but humans contemplating their own status. This book argues that what is revealed in a wide range of writing from the early modern period is a recurring attempt to separate the human from the beast. Looking at the representation of the animal in the law, religious writings, literary representation, science and political ideas, what emerges is a sense of the fragility of humanity, a sense of a species which always requires an external addition--property, civilization, education--to be fully human.
|Keywords:||animal, political ideas, science, literary representation, religious writings, law, English|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature > English|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jun 2011 15:14|
|Last modified:||12 Mar 2012 11:24|
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