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Title:
The marvelous hairy girls : the Gonzales sisters and their worlds
Author:
Wiesner, Merry E., 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xiii, 248 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Summary:
This book tells the extraordinary story of three sixteenth century sisters who, along with their father and brothers, were afflicted with an extremely rare genetic condition that made them unusually hairy.
Language:
English
Contents:
Preface: the Gonzales sisters and their worlds -- Wonders, beasts, and wild folk: inner and outer worlds in Renaissance Europe -- Myths and histories: the new worlds of the West -- Massacring beasts, monstrous women, and educated gentlemen: the world of the court -- The sanctity of marriage, the marvel of birth: the world of the family -- God's miraculous creation: the world of religion -- Medical marvels and cabinets of curiosities: the world of scientists and collectors -- Afterword: the many stories of the Gonzales sisters.
ISBN:
9780300127331
Format :
Book