Publication – Kathleen Walker-Meikle, « Medieval Pets »

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 domestic companions 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.

Table des matières :

The Medieval Pet
Getting a pet
Pet welfare
Living with pets
Pets in iconography
Pets in literature

Informations pratiques :

Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Medieval Pets, Boydell & Brewer, 2021. 200 Pages, 23.4 x 15.6 cm, 8 colour. 20 b/w. Illustrations. ISBN : 9781843837589. Prix : GBP 25,00.

Sourcce : Boydell & Brewer

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