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Boehrer, Bruce Thomas

Overview
Works: 19 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 3,785 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lithographer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Thomas Boehrer
Parrot culture : our 2,500-year-long fascination with the world's most talkative bird by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the Graeco-Roman world as items of oriental luxury, through the great age of New World exploration, to the contemporary ecological crisis of globalism
Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Animal Characters Bruce Thomas Boehrer follows five species--the horse, the parrot, the cat, the turkey, and the sheep--through their appearances in an eclectic mix of texts, from romances and poetry to cookbooks and natural histories. He shows how dramatic changes in animal character types between 1400 and 1700 relate to the emerging economy and culture of the European Renaissance. In early modern European culture, animals not only served humans as sources of labor, companionship, clothing, and food; these nonhuman creatures helped to form an understanding of personhood. Incorporating readings of Shakespeare's plays, Milton's Paradise Lost, Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, and other works, Boehrer's series of animal character studies illuminates a fascinating period of change in interspecies relationships"--Jacket
Monarchy and incest in Renaissance England : literature, culture, kinship, and kingship by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dissolving his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII claimed that Catherine's brief marriage to Henry's deceased brother, Arthur, had rendered the subsequent union incestuous. Henry's next marriage could be called incestuous as well, for Anne Boleyn's sister Mary had been the king's mistress before her. But early rumor hinted at an even darker incestuous connection between Henry and Anne; she was, some charged, not only the king's lover, but his illegitimate daughter. Monarchy and Incest in Renaissance England argues that a preoccupation with incest is built into the dominant social and cultural concerns of early modern England. Proceeding from a study of Henry VIII's divorce and succession legislation through the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I, this work examines the interrelation between family politics and literary expression in and around the English royal court. Boehrer contends that themes of incest appear irregularly and prominently in the imaginative literature of the period. Some fifty extant plays from 1559 to 1658 deal either explicitly or implicitly with the subject. Incest emerges as a structural motif in texts as diverse as The Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost, and figures at least implicitly in nondramatic works by Jonson, Chapman, Shakespeare, and others. Monarchy and Incest in Renaissance England explores the response to, and modification of cultural anxieties regarding family structure. It is a brilliant and original work that will be of interest to scholars and students of English Renaissance literature and history, as well as of cultural studies
Shakespeare among the animals : nature and society in the drama of early modern England by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare among the Animals examines the role of animal metaphor on the Shakespearean stage, particularly as such metaphor serves to underwrite various forms of social difference. Working through texts such as Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, Jonson's Volpone, and Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Boehrer focuses upon the allegedly natural character of femininity, masculinity, ethnicity, and the nature of the natural world itself as it appears on the Renaissance stage. Addressing each of these topics in turn, Shakespeare among the Animals explores the notions of cultural order that underlie early modern conceptions of the natural world, and the ideas of nature implicit in early modern social practice."--Jacket
The fury of men's gullets : Ben Jonson and the digestive canal by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his work, Ben Jonson referred to writing in terms of ingestion, digestion, and excretion, mimicking the functions of the digestive tract. In The Fury of Men's Gullets, Bruce Boehrer explores the poet's fascination with alimentary matters and the way in which such references describe Jonson's personal and cultural transformation. Drawing on the theoretical work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, the author studies the alimentary and convivial language in Jonson's work. He suggests that these pervasive metaphors provided the poet with a vocabulary for addressing issues of patronage and friendship, literary production and consumption, and social inclusion and exclusion. In his wide-ranging examination of Jonson's plays, prose, and nondramatic verse, Boehrer discusses the sociohistorical significance of food, the politics of conspicuous consumption, the infrastructure of Jacobean London, and pertinent aspects of Renaissance medical practice and physiological theory. The Fury of Men's Gullets uniquely interprets Jonson's construction of early modern English literary sensibility
Environmental degradation in Jacobean drama by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Environmental Degradation in Jacobean Drama, Bruce Boehrer provides the first general history of the Shakespearean stage to focus primarily on ecological issues. Early modern English drama was conditioned by the environmental events of the cities and landscapes within which it developed. Boehrer introduces Jacobean London as the first modern European metropolis in an England beset by problems of overpopulation; depletion of resources and species; land, water and air pollution; disease and other health-related issues; and associated changes in social behavior and cultural output. In six chapters he discusses the work of the most productive and influential playwrights of the day: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, Dekker and Heywood, exploring the strategies by which they made sense of radical ecological change in their drama. In the process, Boehrer sketches out these playwrights' differing responses to environmental issues and traces their legacy for later literary formulations of green consciousness"--
A cultural history of animals in the Renaissance( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sacred and the symbolic (totem, sacrifice, status and popular beliefs); hunting; domestication (taming, breeding, labour and companionship); entertainment and exhibitions (the menagerie, zoos, circuses and carnivals); science and specimens (research, education, collections and museums); philosophical beliefs; and artistic representations
A cultural history of animals by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A cultural history of animals in antiquity( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2008. Animals had a ubiquitous and central presence in the ancient world. A Cultural History of Animals In Antiquity presents an extraordinarily broad assessment of animal cultures from 2500 BC to 1000 AD, describing how animals were an intrinsic part of the spiritual life of ancient society, how they were hunted, domesticated and used for entertainment, and the roles animals played in ancient science and philosophy. Since much of what we know about animals in antiquity is gleaned from the images left by our ancestors, the book presents a wealth of illustrations. Seminal ancient narratives about animals including works from Aristotle, Plutarch, Ovid and Pliny the Elder, are also drawn upon to illustrate contemporary ideas about and attitudes towards animals. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art
A cultural history of animals in the medieval age( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sacred and the symbolic (totem, sacrifice, status and popular beliefs); hunting; domestication (taming, breeding, labour and companionship); entertainment and exhibitions (the menagerie, zoos, circuses and carnivals); science and specimens (research, education, collections and museums); philosophical beliefs; and artistic representations
A cultural history of animals in the modern age by Randy Malamud( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sacred and the symbolic (totem, sacrifice, status and popular beliefs); hunting; domestication (taming, breeding, labour and companionship); entertainment and exhibitions (the menagerie, zoos, circuses and carnivals); science and specimens (research, education, collections and museums); philosophical beliefs; and artistic representations
A cultural history of animals in the Age of Empire( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sacred and the symbolic (totem, sacrifice, status and popular beliefs); hunting; domestication (taming, breeding, labour and companionship); entertainment and exhibitions (the menagerie, zoos, circuses and carnivals); science and specimens (research, education, collections and museums); philosophical beliefs; and artistic representations
[Rezension von:] Fudge, Erica: Renaissance beasts : of animals, humans, and other wonderful creatures. - Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press, 2004 by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monarchy and incest in Renaissance England : Literature from Henry VIII to Charles I by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeenth-century prayer guides and the practice of prayer in Paradise Lost by Kelly A Herring( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To set himself in glory above his peers : Milton, Petrarch, and the angst of the Christian poet by Ashley Denham Busse( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

of The American Poetry Review by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comprises 2 items, 2 leaves correspondence
Early modern syphilis by Bruce Thomas Boehrer( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Parrot culture : our 2,500-year-long fascination with the world's most talkative bird
Alternative Names
Boehrer Bruce

Boehrer, Bruce 1956-

Boehrer, Bruce T.

Boehrer, Bruce T. 1956-

Languages
English (105)

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Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literatureShakespeare among the animals : nature and society in the drama of early modern EnglandThe fury of men's gullets : Ben Jonson and the digestive canalA cultural history of animals in the RenaissanceA cultural history of animalsA cultural history of animals in antiquityA cultural history of animals in the medieval ageA cultural history of animals in the modern ageA cultural history of animals in the Age of Empire