Emblematic Monsters: Unnatural Conceptions and Deformed Births in Early Modern Europe

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EMBLEMATIC MONSTERS
UNNATURAL CONCEPTIONS AND DEFORMED BIRTHS
IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

A.W. Bates


Amsterdam – New York, NY 2005

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations 3
  • Abbreviations 5
  • Introduction 7
  • 1 - Truth under the Veil 11
  • 2 - Resembling Sins- Monstrous Births as Moralising Emblems 43
  • 3 - The Divine Works of God 65
  • 4 - A Farrago of Medical Curiosities 95
  • 5 - Finding Fault with Nature- Some Causes of Monstrous Births 113
  • 6 - From the Womb to the Tomb1 139
  • 7 - Retrospective Diagnosis 175
  • Conclusion 199
  • Appendix - Human Monstrous Births, 1500–1700 215
  • Bibliography 287
  • Index 325
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