I am grateful to audiences at the Warburg Institute, Sussex University, and the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Atlanta for response to versions of this article. Thanks especially to Susan Brigden, Peter Burke, Rita Comanducci, Martin van Gelderen, Claire Preston and Flaminia Pichiorri. For general orientations to the subject of this article see Peter Burke, ‘Fables of the Bees: A Case-Study in Views of Nature and Society’, in Mikulas Teich, Roy Porter and Bo Gustafsson (eds.), Nature and Society in Historical Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 112–23; Claire Preston, Bee (London: Reaktion Books, 2006); Bee Wilson, The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us (London: John Murray, 2004); Max Beier, ‘The Early Naturalists and Anatomists during the Renaissance and Seventeenth Century’, in Ray F. Smith, Thomas E. Mittler and Carroll. N. Smith (eds.), History of Entomology (Palo Alto: Annual Reviews, 1973), 81–94; and Hattie Ellis, Sweetness and Light: The Mysterious History of the Honey Bee (London: Sceptre, 2004).
The Renaissance of bees
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2009
© 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 The Society for Renaissance Studies, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 281–300, April 2010
How to Cite
Woolfson, J. (2010), The Renaissance of bees. Renaissance Studies, 24: 281–300. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-4658.2009.00629.x
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 4 DEC 2009
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