By Enenkel, K.A.E. (ed.), Smith, P.J. (ed.), Karel A. E. Enenkel, Paul J. Smith
During this quantity, experts from a number of disciplines (Neo-Latin, French, German, Dutch, heritage, historical past of technology, paintings heritage) discover the interesting early smooth discourses on animals in technology, literature and the visible arts.
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In general, the editors have made an effort to have represented in this volume the most important categories of animals. Mammals are treated in the studies of Karl Enenkel, Rebecca Brienen, Suzanne Walker, Pia Cuneo, Louise Hill Curth, Johan Koppenol, Franziska Schnoor, Sarah Cohen and Vincent Buyens; birds by Paul Smith, Vibeke Roggen, Rebecca Brienen, Johan Koppenol and Vincent Buyens; Àshes by Florike Egmond; insects by Erik Jorink and Thea Vignau-Wilberg; lower organised animals by Karin Leonhard.
From a teleological perspective, this development has sometimes had a negative inÁuence on the history of zoology. , Van diverse pluimage. , Livres de zoologie de la Renaissance. Une anthologie (1450–1700) (Paris: 1995). introduction 9 since Thevet’s Singularitez de la France antarctique (1557), not as climbing or hanging upside-down in a tree, but as standing on its four legs. Other examples, studied in the present volume, are the imaginary toucan that Gesner constructed out of a bill and some incomplete descriptions of the bird he received from his informants, and the strange ‘tattooed tuna’, a Àsh with painted ships on its body, studied in detail by Florike Egmond.
This volume does not pretend to cover the subject in its whole breadth, but it does present some interesting case studies, which will certainly stimulate other research in the Àeld. W. Janson’s study of apes and ape lore in the arts, or Michael Bath’s monograph on the iconography of the stag),24 nor do we provide an 20 Biancastella A. ), Les animaux et les créatures monstrueuses d’Ulisse Aldrovandi (Arles: 2005). htm. 21 See Haupt H. – Vignau-Wilberg T. – Irblich E. , Le Bestiaire de Rodolphe II.