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Human-animal interactions in the eighteenth century : from pest and predators to pets, poems and philosophy

Title
Human-animal interactions in the eighteenth century : from pest and predators to pets, poems and philosophy / edited by Stefanie Stockhorst, Jürgen Overhoff, and Penelope J. Corfield.
ISBN
9789004448728
9004448721
9789004495395
Publication
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]
Physical Description
xiv, 195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Summary
"How did humans respond to the eighteenth-century discovery of countless new species of animals? This book explores the gamut of intense human-animal interactions: from love to cultural identifications, moral reflections, philosophical debates, classification systems, mechanical copies, insults and literary creativity. Dogs, cats and horses, of course, play central roles. But this volume also features human reflections upon parrots, songbirds, monkeys, a rhino, an elephant, pigs, and geese - all the way through to the admired silkworms and the not-so-admired bookworms. An exceptionally wide array of source materials are used in this volume's ten separate contributions, plus the editorial introduction, to demonstrate this diversity. As eighteenth-century humans came to realise that they too are animals, they had to recast their relationships with their fellow living-beings on Planet Earth. And these considerations remain very much live ones to this day"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Human-animal interactions in the eighteenth century Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2022
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 09, 2022
Series
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 207.
Internationale forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden literaturwissenschaft, v. 207
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Genre/Form
History.
Citation

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