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Published: 26 May 2011

362 Pages | 36 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199577026

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Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture

Mighty Magic

Wes Williams

  • A new and compelling account of the interconnectedness of history, medicine, politics, myth, and literature in early modern culture
  • Charts the process of sustained and distinctive change in the cultural significance of the monstrous from the mid-sixteenth century to the late seventeenth
  • Includes original readings of major works of French literature by Montaigne, Rabelais, Ronsard, and Racine
  • All French passages are translated