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This front matter section of this book Animals as Disguised Symbols in Renaissance Art presents the table of contents, a list of illustrations, acknowledgements and intrroduction. This book aims to demonstrate that Renaissance artists, particularly in Italy, perpetuated the symbolic contexts of ancient and medieval animal symbolism, and to illustrate how this was disguised under the veil of genre, religious or mythological narrative and, so-called, scientific naturalism.

Keywords: animal moralizations; animal symbolism; Renaissance Art; scientific naturalism



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