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Elephant slaves and pampered parrots : exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris

Author: Louise E Robbins
Publisher: Baltimore ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Series: Animals, history, culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on wide-ranging and imaginative research, Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots stands as a major contribution to the history of human-animal relations, eighteenth-century culture, and French  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise E Robbins
ISBN: 0801867533 9780801867538
OCLC Number: 849183978
Description: xiv, 349 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: List of Illustrations and Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Live Cargo Chapter 2: The Royal Menagerie Chapter 3: Fairs and Fights Chapter 4: The Oiseleurs' Guild Chapter 5: Pampered Parrots Chapter 6: Animals in Print Chapter 7: Elephant Slaves Chapter 8: Vive la Liberte Epilogue Abbreviations List of Primary Resources Bibliographical Essay Index
Series Title: Animals, history, culture
Responsibility: Louise E. Robbins.

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It is both amusing and disturbing to read of people's bizarre interactions with animals in 18th-century France... Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots conveys the joy and wonder Parisians reaped from Read more...

 
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