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Author Schiesari, Juliana,
Title Beasts and beauties : animals, gender and domestication in the Italian renaissance / Juliana Schiesari.
Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Author Schiesari, Juliana,
Series Toronto Italian Studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Subject Families -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Patriarchy -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Human-animal relationships -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Animals and civilization -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Women -- Italy -- History -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Humanism -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Add Title Beasts & beauties
Description 1 online resource (xii, 157 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 'Jewels of women' : ladies, laps, and lapdogs in Renaissance culture -- Portrait of the poet as a dog : Petrarch's Epistola metrica III, 5 -- Alberti's Cavallo vivo, or The 'art' of domination -- Della Porta's face of domestication : physiognomy, gender politics, and humanism's others -- Psychoanalytic intermezzo : Freud's missed reading of Leonardo's alternative humanism -- Versions of Diana : gender and Renaissance mythography.
Summary Beasts and Beauties examines the relationship between domesticity and power by focusing on the contemporaneous development of the invention of the 'pet' and the delineation of the home as a uniquely private enclosure, where the pater familias ruled over his own secluded world of domesticated wife, children, servants, and animals.
ISBN 9781442697881 (electronic bk.)
1442697881 (electronic bk.)
9780802099228 (print)
OCLC # 707712847
Additional Format Print version: Schiesari, Juliana. Beasts and beauties. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2010 9780802099228 (DLC) 2010286233 (OCoLC)429726259