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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...

Keeping the Memory Alive

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Pliny the Elder had a personal weakness for impressively old trees.For brevity’s sake, from now on I will refer to Pliny the Elder simply as Pliny. This article is an extended version of a paper given at the colloquium: I thank Professor...

Water Reaction Resources and Environmental Pressures along Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast

Water, Leisure and Culture : European Historical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book Chapter

...Introduction This essay discusses an area of prime concentration of natural resources - the Bulgarian Black Sea coast - as a politically contested arena. It considers the value that the coastal waters hold for different users, especially...

Calendars and Clocks: Cycles of Horticultural Commerce in Nineteenth-century America

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book Chapter

...Introduction The Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist, editor and children’s book author E.B. White (1899–1985) was, in a lesser-known avocation and in tandem with his wife Katherine, a gardener. In January 1952, writing as he often did...

Betwixt and Between: Making Makeshift Animals in Nineteenth-Century Zoological Gardens

Animal History in the Modern City : Exploring Liminality

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Oxford Living Dictionaries, available online: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/pen#PEN_Residual_700 (accessed 28 February 2017). Introduction: Articulating the history of the modern zoo...

Liminality: A Governing Category in Animate History

Clemens Wischermann

Clemens Wischermann is Chair of Economic and Social History at the University of Constance, Germany. He has published widely on the history of industrialization and urbanization in 19th- and 20th-century Europe. He is the author of Advertising and the European City: Historical Perspectives (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Philip Howell

Philip Howell is Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of At Home and Astray: The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain (2015) and Geographies of Regulation: Policing Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Empire (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Animal History in the Modern City : Exploring Liminality

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...A generation ago animal history was in its infancy, if hard to place historiographically. Was it an extension of growing environmental awareness...

Artistic Representations

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

...“Animals are good to think [with].”C. Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind (1972; repr., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), p. 162. This is one of the reasons why animals provide many of the most popular motifs in medieval art, especially...

Food Security, Safety, and Crises

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Late medieval Europe was essentially a rural society, with the majority of the population living and working on land, either as free or unfree peasants and landholders. At the same time, European society underwent a significant process...