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«A Marvellous and Strange Event»

Racconti di nascite mostruose nell'Inghilterra della prima età moderna
  • Luca Baratta,

In early modern England, the birth of a human being with congenital physical deformities was an event which aroused horror and fascination, disgust and morbid curiosity. In a time when modern science was taking its first steps, this kind of prodigy sometimes appeared as a sort of divine punishment for a moral fault, sometimes as a bizarre pastime, or political weapon, or a pre-medical investigation. By deepening such a multifaceted and constantly changing phenomenon, "A Marvellous and Strange Event" tries to build a complex analysis perspective on the English cultural and social history between the 16th and 18th century.

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Luca Baratta

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-5836-8962

Luca Baratta was awarded a PhD in Comparative Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florence, where he is currently a research fellow in English Literature. His main field of research is the cultural history of England in the early modern age.
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Book Title

«A Marvellous and Strange Event»

Book Subtitle

Racconti di nascite mostruose nell'Inghilterra della prima età moderna

Authors

Luca Baratta

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

404

Publication Year

2016

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© 2016 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-345-2

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978-88-6453-344-5

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978-88-6453-345-2

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Premio Tesi di Dottorato

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2612-8039

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2612-8020

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