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Free Download Medieval Pets PDF

Boydell Press

English - 202 pages - ISBN-10: 1843837587 - ISBN-13: 9781843837589

2/5 by 28 votes


Animals in the middle ages have often been discussed - but usually only as a source of food, as beasts of burden, or as aids for hunters. This book takes a completely different angle, showing that they were also beloved domestic companions to their human owners, whether they were dogs, cats, monkeys, squirrels, and parrots. It offers a full survey of pets and pet-keeping: from how they were acquired, kept, fed, exercised, and displayed, to the problems they could cause. It also examines the representation of pets and their owners in art and literature; the many charming illustrations offer further evidence for the bonds between humans and their pets, then as now. A wide range of sources, including chronicles, letters, sermons and poems, are used in what is both an authoritative and entertaining account. Dr Kathleen Walker-Meikle is a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the University of York, working on animals and medieval medicine.

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Ethan Peltier

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Kelly Mercado

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Ivan Thompson

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

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