Book 2014

The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500–1900

ISBN: 978-1-349-46395-4 (Print) 978-1-137-33821-1 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-22

      Introduction

  3. Race and Stock

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23

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      Pages 25-44

      Metamateriality and Blood Purity in Cervantes’s Alcaná de Toledo

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      Pages 45-64

      The Blood of Others: Breeding Plants, Animals, and White People in the Spanish Atlantic

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      Pages 65-83

      “Rude Uncivill Blood”: The Pastoral Challenge to Hereditary Race in Fletcher and Milton

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      Pages 84-104

      African Blood, Colonial Money, and Respectable Mulatto Heiresses Reforming Eighteenth-Century England

  4. Moral Constitution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-105

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      Pages 107-126

      “His blood be on us and on our children”: Medieval Theology and the Demise of Jewish Somatic Inferiority in Early Modern England

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      Pages 127-145

      Sor Juana’s Appetite: Body, Mind, and Vitality in “First Dream”

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      Pages 146-167

      Blood and Character in Early African American Literature

  5. Medicalizing the Political Body

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169

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      Pages 171-190

      Flowing or Pumping? The Blood of the Body Politic in Burton, Harvey, and Hobbes

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      Pages 191-209

      Linnaeus and the Four Corners of the World

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      Pages 210-228

      “Who Got Bloody?”: The Cultural Meanings of Blood during the Civil War and Reconstruction

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      Pages 229-250

      Colonial Transfusions: Cuban Bodies and Spanish Loyalty in the Nineteenth Century

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 251-274