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Medieval pets

Author: Kathleen Walker-Meikle
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker-Meikle, Kathleen.
Medieval pets.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012472545
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Walker-Meikle
ISBN: 9781782040408 1782040404 9781782048817 1782048812
OCLC Number: 823654383
Description: 1 online resource (x, 179 pages, plates) : illustrations
Contents: The medieval pet --
Getting a pet --
Pet welfare --
Living with pets --
Pets in iconography --
Pets in literature.
Responsibility: Kathleen Walker-Meikle.


An engaging and informative survey of medieval pet keeping which also examines their representation in art and literature.  Read more...
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A delightful read for anyone interested in the history of pet-keeping, human-animal relations in general, and identity construction in later medieval Europe. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY A useful addition to Read more...

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