`Take every creature in, of every kind': Continuity and Change in Eighteenth-Century Representations of Animals - Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Europeennes 462 (Paperback)Silvia Granata (author)
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This book explores the complex interplay of factors that promoted a new way of looking at animals within the context of a more general rethinking of traditional categories. It aims at tracing the interbreeding generated by the encounter of various cultural trends which included natural theology, comparative anatomy, philosophical research, anthropological observations, and a new ideal of humanity connected with the cult of sensibility. Investigating cultural tendencies and literary practices, the author examines an impressive range of sources, revealing some of the reasons why the animal question, apparently a marginal one, emerged during the eighteenth century as a public and much-debated concern.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm
Edition: New edition