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...Introduction There has never been any purely human space in world history—ever. This course explores the history of human ideas about and uses of animals, and important ways of interpreting that past in order to understand the lives...

Introduction

Stephen Bending

Stephen Bending is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Women, Gardens and Eighteenth-Century Culture, and co-editor of Writing Rural England 1500-1800. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The last thirty years have seen an enormous, and enormously fruitful, expansion of approaches to European gardens and to garden history of the period 1650–1800. All periodizations are of course arbitrary, and these dates are not intended...

Introduction: Ancient Animals

Linda Kalof

Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of Looking at Animals in Human History and editor of The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...When the earliest versions of the story of Gilgamesh were being written on clay tablets around 2100 bce, the role of animals in ancient human societies was critical, compelling, and pervasive. But the centrality of animals to human cultures...

Introduction: Views and Perspectives of the Garden, 1400–1700

Elizabeth Hyde

Elizabeth Hyde is Assistant Professor of History at Kean University, and is the author of Cultivated Power: Flowers, Culture and Politics in the Reign of Louis XIV. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...In his Oration on the Dignity of Man, Pico della Mirandola described God’s creation of humankind in vegetal terms: But upon man, at the moment of his creation, God bestowed the seeds pregnant with all possibilities, the germs of every form...

Introduction: Animals in Culture

Brigitte Resl

Brigitte Resl is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool and is author of Understanding Animals, 1150-1350 and co-author of Writing Nature in the Early Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Bears and wolves were hunted to near extinction, sheep and cattle shrank in size, pheasants and rabbits were introduced as new quarries for hunting, dogs and horses were subjected to selective breeding, lions and elephants were imported...

Introduction: The Animal Renaissance

Bruce Boehrer

Bruce Boehrer is Professor of English at Florida State University, author of Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World’s Most Talkative Bird and Shakespeare Among the Animals: Nature and Society in the Drama of Early Modern England. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in the Renaissance Volume 3

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...By the end of the fourteenth century, medieval Europe had evolved a complex body of animal lore enshrined within the tradition of the bestiary and in related works on travel, geography, and medicine.See Dorothy Yamamoto, The Boundaries...

Artistic Representations

A Cultural History of Animals in the Renaissance Volume 3

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...In the preface to Part Two of Lives of the Artists, Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) wrote that artists of the Italian Quattrocentotried to reproduce neither more nor less than they saw in nature, and as a result their work began to show more...

Food Security, Safety, and Crises

A Cultural History of Food in the Early Modern Age Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The Black Horse of Famine Did the peasants really starve? This is the classic and still provocative question Peter Laslett raised over forty years ago in his famous book The World We Have Lost. “‘The...

Health and Disease

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Diet and environment shape the physical health and disease risks of human populations. Because people in the Middle Ages accepted different notions and concepts of health and disease than we hold today, it can be confusing to build...

Family and Domesticity

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The House Within A House To cook together is to be a family. In the medieval village of Montaillou, in the Pyrenees, the kitchen was called a house (chas); that is,...