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The animal-human boundary : historical perspectives

Author: Angela N H Creager; William C Jordan; Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, ©2002.
Series: Studies in comparative history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the difficulties in fundamentally differentiating humans from all other animals.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela N H Creager; William C Jordan; Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
ISBN: 1580461204 9781580461207
OCLC Number: 49901769
Notes: "A publication of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University."--Page facing title page.
Description: xviii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Eating animals in the early Middle Ages / Rob Meens --
Representation of medieval peasants as bestial and as human / Paul H. Freedman --
Separating the men from the goats / Ruth Mazo Karras --
Imagining vermin in early Modern England / Mary E. Fissell --
"Things fearful to name" / John M. Murrin --
Guardian spirits or demonic pets / James A. Serpell --
On the sexual assault of animals / Piers Beirne --
Familiar other and feral selves / H. Peter Steeves --
Founders of ethology and the problem of human aggression / Richard W. Burkhardt Jr.--
Animal parts, human bodies / Susan E. Lederer.
Series Title: Studies in comparative history.
Responsibility: edited by Angela N.H. Creager and William Chester Jordan.
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The Animal/Human Boundary will stand as a model for how research from different historical perspectives can be brought together in a coherent, valuable whole. ANTHROZOOS, 2004

 
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