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The front matter section of this book Early Modern Zoology presents table of contents. The invention of zoology is only one of the fascinating features that the re-definition of the animal and animal species in the early modern period brought about. The discovery of the new world confronted intellectuals with surprising and hitherto unknown species, which challenged the existing systems of animal classification. The book shows the subject of the de- and re-construction of the animal from natural history to the field of the arts is highly problematic. It tries to fill concerns the 'naturalistic' approach to the arts - an approach that is clearly different from more iconographical approaches.

Keywords: animal classification; early modern zoology



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