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Poison's Dark Works in Renaissance England
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Poison's Dark Works in Renaissance England
Miranda Wilson

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Poison's Dark Works in Renaissance England considers the ways sixteenth- and seventeenth-century fears of poisoning prompt new models for understanding the world even as the fictive qualities of poisoning frustrate attempts at certainty. Whether English writers invoke literal poisons, as they do in so many revenge dramas, homicide cases, and medical documents, or whether poisoning appears more metaphorically, as it does in a host of theological, legal, philosophical, popular, and literary works, this particular, "invisible" weapon easily comes to embody the darkest elements of a more general English appetite for imagining the hidden correlations between the seen and the unseen.This book is an inherently interdisciplinary project. This book works from the premise that accounts of poisons and their operations in Renaissance texts are neither incidental nor purely sensational; rather, they do moral, political, and religious work which can best be assessed when we consider...
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  • ISBN: 9781611485394
  • Auteur: Miranda Wilson
  • Uitgave: Bucknell University Press
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2014
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 62941985
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