Engaging with Nature: Essays on the Natural World in Medieval and Early Modern Europe by Barbara A. Hanawalt, Lisa J. Kiser
English | May 1st, 2008 | ISBN: 0268030839 | 248 pages | PDF | 112.36 MB
Historians and cultural critics face special challenges when treating the non-human natural world in the medieval and early modern periods. Their most daunting problem is that in both the visual and written records of the time, nature seems to be both everywhere and nowhere. In the broadest sense, nature was everywhere, for it was vital to human survival.