Introduction

Fudge, Erica (2004) Introduction. In: Renaissance beasts: of animals, humans and other wonderful creatures. University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, pp. 1-17.

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    Abstract

    An introduction to this book which addresses and reassesses the variety of ways in which animals were used and thought about in Renaissance culture, challenging contemporary as well as historic views of the boundaries and hierarchies humans presume the natural world to contain.