Early Modern Zoology: The Construction of Animals in Science, Literature and the Visual Arts (2 vols.)

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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 seventeenth 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 ...

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Early Modern Zoology: The Construction of Animals in Science, Literature and the Visual Arts (2 vols.)
2007, Brill, Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789004131880

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