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The animal in Ottoman Egypt

Author: Alan Mikhail
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since humans first emerged as a distinct species, they have been locked into relationships with other animals. Humans ate, fought, prayed, and moved with animals. In this original and conceptually rich book, historian Alan Mikhail puts the history of human-animal relations at the center of the transformations of the Ottoman Empire from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. He uses the history of the empire's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Mikhail
ISBN: 9780199315277 0199315272
OCLC Number: 869140941
Description: xiv, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface : Three species --
Introduction : Cephalopods in the Nile --
Part One. Burdened and Beastly. 1. Early modern human and animal ; 2. Unleashing the beast --
Part Two. Bark and Bite. 3. In-between ; 4. Evolution in the streets --
Part Three. Charisma and Capital. 5. Enchantment ; 6. Encagement --
Conclusion : The human ends.
Responsibility: Alan Mikhail.

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Animals in rural Egypt became enmeshed in social relationships and made possible many tasks otherwise impossible. Rather than focus on what animals represented or symbolized, Mikhail discusses their  Read more...

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This is a fascinating book, which uses the diminishing presence of animals in various key locations to shed light on major social transformations in late 18th and early 19th century Egypt. Read more...

 
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