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Renaissance Bodies is a distinct number of perspectives at the ways that the human photograph has been represented within the arts and literature of English Renaissance society. the themes mentioned variety from excessive paintings to pop culture – from images of Elizabeth I to polemical prints mocking spiritual fanaticism – and comprise miniatures, manners, anatomy, drama and architectural patronage. The authors, paintings historians and literary critics, replicate varied serious viewpoints, and the seventy eight illustrations current a desirable exhibition of the usually unusual and haunting pictures of the period.

With essays by means of John Peacock, Elizabeth Honig, Andrew and Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Sawday, Susan Wiseman, Ellen Chirelstein, Tamsyn Williams, Anna Bryson, Maurice Howard and Nigel Llewellyn.

"The entire booklet ... offers a replicate of up to date matters with strength, the advantages and demerits of individualism, sex-roles, 'selves', the which means of group and (even) conspicuous consumption."—The Observer

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