Article ID: CBB000032638

“The meanest thing that feels”: Anthropomorphizing animals in Romanticism (1994)


Description “The representation of animals in Romantic art and literature is examined in the context of the emerging debate in the late 18th-century about the status of animals and the consequent rise of the anti-cruelty movement. This essay argues that romantic painters and poets provide a critique of anthropocentrism that anticipates the sea-change in humankind's understanding of their relationship to nature brought about by Darwin.” From the abstract.

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Authors & Contributors
Cronon, William
Waller, Donald
Nyhart, Lynn K.
Scarano, Francisco
French, Richard D.
Edwards, Clive A.
Archives of Natural History
Analecta: Studia i Materiały z Dziejów Nauki
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Journal of the History of Biology
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Princeton University Press
Indiana University Press
Istituto Veneto Di Scienze
University of Pennsylvania Press
Cambridge University Press
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Natural history
Scientific illustration
Darwin, Charles Robert
Temminck, Coenraad Jacob
Canestrini, Giovanni
Bonaparte, Charles Lucien
Banks, Joseph
Bauer, Franz Andreas
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
17th century
16th century
20th century
British Isles
Czech Republic; Slovakia; Poland; Hungary
Great Britain
United States
Bath (England)
Société Zoologique d'Acclimatation
Harvard University
Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

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