Medieval Pets
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200 Pages

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8 colour, 20 b/w illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press

Medieval Pets

by Kathleen Walker-Meikle

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An engaging and informative survey of medieval pet keeping which also examines their representation in art and literature.

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 domesticcompanions 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, exercised, and displayed, to the problems they could cause. It also examines the representation of pets and their owners in art and literature; the many charming illustrations offer further evidence for the bonds between humans and their pets, then as now. A wide range of sources, including chronicles, letters, sermons and poems, are used in what is both an authoritative and entertaining account.

Dr KATHLEEN WALKER-MEIKLE gained her PhD at University College London.
The Medieval Pet
Getting a pet
Pet welfare
Living with pets
Pets in iconography
Pets in literature

Dr KATHLEEN WALKER-MEIKLE gained her PhD at University College London.

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200 Pages

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8 colour, 20 b/w illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press