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Questioning Bodies in Shakespeare's Rome

Questioning Bodies in Shakespeare's Rome( )
Editor: Garbero, Maria Del Sapio
Isenberg, Nancy
Pennacchia, Maddalena
Del Sapio Garbero, Maria
Series title:Interfacing Science, Literature, and the Humanities Ser.
ISBN:978-3-89971-740-2
Publication Date:Mar 2010
Publisher:V&R unipress GmbH
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $82.00
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Ancient Rome has always been considered a compendium of City and World. In the Renaissance, an era of epistemic fractures, when the clash between the 'new science' (Copernicus, Galileo, Vesalius, Bacon, etcetera) and the authority of ancient texts produced the very notion of modernity, the extended and expanding geography of ancient Rome becomes, for Shakespeare and the Elizabethans, a privileged arena in which to question the nature of bodies and the place they hold in a changing...
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Nancy Isenberg received her Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University.

She is the author of Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America; Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr (winner of the 2008 Oklahoma Book Award for non-fiction); Madison and Jefferson, co-authored with Andrew Burstein, was named one of the top five non-fiction titles of 2010 by Kirkus; and White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, which is a 2016 New York Times Bestseller.

She has been featured on C-SPAN2 "Book TV," and on various NPR programs. She and Andrew Burstein are regular contributors to Salon.com.

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