Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (April 2017)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 31, no. 2, April 2017) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website. 

Special Issue: The Animal in Renaissance Italy 

Guest Editors: Sarah Cockram and Stephen Bowd


Articles include:

  • Benjamin Arbel, 'The beginnings of comparative anatomy and Renaissance reflections on the human–animal divide'

  • Cecilia Muratori, 'Real animals in ideal cities: the place and use of animals in Renaissance utopian literature'

  • Patricia Lurati. ‘"To dust the pelisse": the erotic side of fur in Italian Renaissance art'

  • Frances Gage. 'Human and animal in the Renaissance eye'

  • Sarah Cockram, 'Interspecies understanding: exotic animals and their handlers at the Italian Renaissance court'

  • Monica Azzolini, Talking of animals: whales, ambergris, and the circulation of knowledge in seventeenth-century Rome'