Unpicking the seam : talking animals and reader pleasure in early modern satire / Kathryn Perry -- "Bitches and queens" : pets and perversion at the court of France's Henri III / Juliana Schiesari -- Hairy on the inside : metamorphosis and civility in English werewolf texts / S.J. Wiseman -- Saying nothing concerning the same : on dominion, purity, and meat in early modern England / Erica Fudge -- "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, and thou no breath at all?" : Shakespeare's animations / Erica Sheen -- Government by beagle : the impersonal rule of James VI and I / Alan Stewart -- Reading, writing, and riding horses in early modern England : James Shirley's Hyde Park (1632) and Gervase Markham's Cavelarice (1607) / Elspeth Graham -- "Can ye not tell a man from a marmoset?" : apes and others on the early modern stage / James Knowles -- Pliny's literate elephant and the idea of animal language in Renaissance thought / Brian Cummings -- Reading vital signs : animals and the experimental philosophy / Peter Harrison -- The menagerie and the labyrinthe : animals at Versailles, 1662-1792 / Matthew Senior.Notes:
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