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Breaking and shaping beastly bodies : animals as material culture in the Middle Ages

Author: Aleksander Pluskowski
Publisher: Oxford ; Oakville, CT : Oxbow, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An important human trait is our inclination to develop complex relationships with numerous other species. In the great majority of cases however, these mutualistic relationships involve a pair of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksander Pluskowski
ISBN: 1842172182 9781842172186
OCLC Number: 64965998
Description: vi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: Thinking about beastly bodies / Terry O'Connor --
Medieval bone flutes in England / Helen Leaf --
The Middle ages on the block: animals, guilds and meat in the medieval period / Krish Seetah --
Communicating through skin and bone: appropriating animal bodies in the medieval western European seigneurial culture / Aleksander Pluskowski --
Taphonomy or transfiguration: do we need to change the subject? / Sue Stallibrass --
Seeing is believing: animal material culture in medieval England / Sarah Wells --
The beast, the book and the belt: an introduction to the study of girdle or belt books from the medieval period / Jim Bloxam --
The shifting use of animal carcasses in medieval and post-medieval London / Lisa Yeomans --
Hunting in the Byzantine period in the area between the Danube River and the Black Sea: archaeozoological data / Luminita Bejenaru and Carmen Tarcan --
Chasing the ideal? Ritualism, pragmatism and the later medieval hunt in England / Richard Thomas --
Taking sides: the social life of venison in medieval England / Naomi Sykes --
Animals as material culture in Middle Saxon England: the zooarchaeological evidence for wool production at Brandon / Pam Crabtree --
Animal bones: synchronous and diachronic distribution as patterns of socially determined meat consumption in the early and high Middle Ages in Central and Northern Italy / Marco Valenti and Frank Salvadori --
People and animals in Northern Apulia from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages: some considerations / Antonella Buglione --
Animals and economic patterns in medieval Apulia (South Italy): preliminary findings / Giovanni de Venuto --
Breaking and shaping beastly bodies: animals as material culture in the Middle Ages: final discussion / Pam Crabtree.
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