Monstrous births

an illustrative introduction to teratology in early modern England
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Indelible Inc. , London
Statementedited by Simon McKeown.
ContributionsMcKeown, Simon, 1967-
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15202570M
ISBN 101871427177

Monstrous births book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for :// In post-Reformation England, monster could mean both a horrible aberration and a divine embodiment or revelation.

In this book, Julie Crawford examines accounts of monstrous births and the strikingly graphic illustrations accompanying them in popular pamphlets, demonstrating how Protestant reformers used these accounts to guide their public through the spiritual confusion and social turmoil of  › History › Europe › Great Britain.

In post-Reformation England, "monster" could mean both a horrible aberration and a divine embodiment or revelation. In "Marvelous Protestantism, " Julie Crawford examines accounts of monstrous births and the strikingly graphic illustrations accompanying them in popular pamphlets, demonstrating how Protestant reformers used these accounts to guide their public through the s This study is an examination of printed representations of monstrous births in German-speaking Europe from the end of the fifteenth century and through the sixteenth century, beginning with a seminal series of broadsheets from the late s by humanist Sebastian Brant, and including prints by Albrecht Durer and Hans :// In this engaging book, Alan W Bates surveys monstrous births in Europe between and The book has two central arguments.

First, based on internal evidence and modern knowledge of birth defects, Bates argues that the accounts of monstrous births in early modern broadsheets, sermons, tracts, and learned journals describe real cases and that their authors strove to be as accurate as Monstrous births could be viewed in positive and sympathetic terms, as the previous chapters have demonstrated.

Yet this pamphlet by the two most important figures of the Lutheran Reformation forms a decisive shift in attitude, in which interpretation and representation became not only more polemical – and particularly anti-papal – but 但塔申出版社(Taschen)出版了厚达页的精装本《神迹书》(Book of Miracles),而据该书的共同著者所说,德国奥格斯堡的新教徒市民们实则热衷于收集描绘不祥之兆的图画和古老占星预言的文字描述。 BOOK REVIEW / Hold the front page for a monstrous birth: Miracles and the Pulp Press during the English Revolution - Jerome Friedman: UCL Press, pounds The monstrous births and strange Marvelous Protestantism assesses the cultural significance of ‘monstrous births’ in early modern England: that is, wondrous stories of women reported to have given birth to ‘monsters’ and ‘marvels’—everything from cats to conjoined twins—published between the s and the s.

The central purpose of Marvelous Protestantism, however, is to show how and why such tales came to The wonder book was a new genre that appeared in the troubled years following Luther's death in and the outbreak of religious wars at mid century.

monstrous births, and other seeming signs and portents, events in which the hand of God was revealed. As the genre developed, Philip Soergel shows, its authors, mostly Lutheran divines, came  › eBay › Books, Magazines › Non-Fiction Books.

In post-Reformation England, monster could mean both a horrible aberration and a divine embodiment or revelation. In this book, Julie Crawford examines accounts of monstrous births and the strikingly graphic illustrations accompanying them in popular pamphlets, demonstrating how Protestant reformers used these accounts to guide their public through the spiritual confusion and social turmoil  › Books › Literature & Fiction › History & Criticism.

Godalming was one of the poorest areas in the county, according to Harvey’s paper “Rabbits, Whigs and Hunters: Women and Protest in Mary Toft’s Monstrous Births of ”   Monstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germany.

Monstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germany book. By Jennifer Spinks. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 6 October Pub. location London. Imprint :// This chapter pursues the themes of natural and supernatural childbirth by examining popular broadsheets and pamphlets from the midth to the early 17th century.

Often luridly illustrated and laden with sensationalist religious verse, these printed texts took great trouble to establish the authenticity of the phenomenon they were describing. The discussion attempts to explain how private :oso//. Jennifer starts with the tradition of monstrous births and their interpretation going back into antiquity.

Men like Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Augustine were all accustomed to handling stillborn births, especially those grotesquely deformed, or the births of conjoined twins  › Books › New, Used & Rental Textbooks › Humanities. From novels to music videos, photography to video games, the evil child haunts a range of texts and comes in a variety of forms, including changelings, ferals, and monstrous newborns.

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Maternal impression theory in particular linked a mother’s emotions and experiences to her child’s :// Monstrous births and visual culture in sixteenth-century Germany.

London: Pickering & Chatto, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Spinks “Monstrous births,” anomalous newborn bodies, or stillbirths, have produced public and scientific reactions of fear and excited voyeuristic interest from the early modern period to the present in Europe and North America.

During this time, the category of “monstrous births” expanded even if the term itself was replaced over time with “defectives,” “congenital malformations By Gabrielle. Uterus print by Mathilde Cinq Mars. I read an essay, called Monstrous Births, over the weekend and can’t stop thinking about author, Sarah Blackwood, talks about the history of child birth and how it has often been moralized — like Eve being cursed and told that childbirth would be difficult because of her :// I'd like to share the text of a talk I gave last week at the Boston Public Library, at the invitation of the Partnership of the Historic Bostons, on “Monstrous births, powerful midwives: the battle over women's bodies in 17th-century Boston.” There’s a wonderful phrase I Emblematic Monsters is a social history of monstrous births as seen through popular print, scholarly books and the proceedings of learned societies.

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Representations of monsters are considered in the context of their roles as wonders and emblems, and studies of the anatomy of monsters are discussed along with contemporary theories of their ://?language=en.

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the various kinds of insects. book xii. the natural history of trees book xiii. the natural history of exotic trees, and an account of unguents. book xiv. the natural history of the fruit trees.

book xv. the natural history of the fruit-trees. book ?doc=Perseus:textbook=7:chapter=6. However, Hennenberger evidently wished to emphasise these monstrous births, devoting lengthy descriptions to them, and no fewer than eight illustrations (the second most pictorially represented subject after princes).

A woodcut from Hennenberger’s Erclerung, USTC Image courtesy of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothe, shelfmark: Hbks/F 63 :// Among many topics pertaining to sex, pregnancy, and childbirth, included in the Masterpiece was a chapter on the causes of “monstrous conceptions.” [10] Many people believed that a monstrous conception could be caused by a birth ill-timed with the stars, or a flaw in the “seed” of either parent.

[11] The Masterpiece, while acknowledging these to be true, noted another important factor *Prices in US$ apply to orders placed in the Americas only.

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Prices in GBP apply to orders placed in Great Britain only. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). Get this from a library. Marvelous Protestantism: monstrous births in post-Reformation England.

[Julie Crawford] -- In post-Reformation England, 'monster' could mean both a horrible aberration and a divine embodiment. Julie Crawford examines accounts of monstrous births. Ambroise Paré, born in France aroundwas chief surgeon to both Charles IX and Henri III.

In one of the first attempts to explain birth defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of monstrous human and animal births, bizarre beasts, and natural phenomena. Janice Pallister's acclaimed English translation offers a glimpse of the natural ?id=3Dbi-LCvCgkC.Monstrous Births and Medical Networks: Debates over Forensic Evidence, Generation Theory, and Obstetrical Authority in France, ca.

in Early Science and Medicine Author: Sean Quinlan 1?lang=en. In the mold of his acclaimed History of Beauty, renowned cultural critic Umberto Eco’s On Ugliness is an exploration of the monstrous and the repellant in visual culture and the arts.

What is the voyeuristic impulse behind our attraction to the gruesome