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The accommodated animal : cosmopolity in Shakespearean locales

Author: Laurie Shannon
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastifss, and hell-hounds. But he used the word 'animal' only eight times in his work - which was typical for the 16th century, when the word was rarely used. As Laurie Shannon reveals in this book, the animal-human divide first came strongly into play in the 17th century, with Descartes's famous formulation that reason sets humans above other species: 'I  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)783150295
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Shannon
ISBN: 9780226924182 0226924181 9780226924168 0226924165 9780226924175 0226924173 9781283833714 1283833719
OCLC Number: 820335517
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on Dec. 5, 2012).
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: The law's first subjects: animal stakeholders, human tyranny, and the political life of early modern genesis --
A cat may look upon a king: four-footed estate, locomotion, and the prerogative of free animals --
Poor, bare, forked: animal happiness and the zoographic critique of humanity --
Night-rule: the alternative politics of the dark; or, Empires of the nonhuman --
Hang-dog looks: from subjects at law to objects of science in animal trials.
Responsibility: Laurie Shannon.

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Shakespeare used the word 'animal' only eight times in his work - which was typical for the sixteenth century, when the word was rarely used. The author reveals that the animal-human divide first  Read more...

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