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Beautiful, bizarre, macabre, mortal ... The human body appears in a bewildering variety of guises in the English art of the Renaissance. This stimulating collection of essays by art historians and literary critics examines its representation in both high art and popular culture: in royal portraits, Elizabethan miniatures, polemical prints, sculpture, works on anatomy, and bloodthirsty Jacobean tragedies. The 78 illustrations present a fascinating exhibition of the strange and haunting images of the period.