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Animals of Medieval Europe

Sophie Page

Sophie Page is Professor of Medieval History at University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction In the past twenty-five years non-human animals have moved from the margins to the centre of historical research, although there are still methodological challenges to incorporating the animal viewpoint: their agency...

Jesus on a Jackass

Max Harris

Max Harris is the author of five previous books, including Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011) which won the Otto Grundler prize. He has served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and has taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...This book might logically (and chronologically) have begun with a close reading of the biblical story of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, paying careful attention to the underlying Greek and Hebrew texts. Recognizing that some readers might...

Introduction: From Pomp to Donkeys

Max Harris

Max Harris is the author of five previous books, including Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011) which won the Otto Grundler prize. He has served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and has taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...On Palm Sunday, 1558, a prosperous English merchant by the name of Anthony Jenkinson was in Moscow, representing both his queen, Elizabeth I, and an international trading enterprise known as the Muscovy Company. While there, he saw Moscow’s...

North Atlantic Right Whales

Vicki Ellen Szabo

Vicki Ellen Szabo is an Associate Professor of History at Western Carolina University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Todd Preston

Todd Preston is an Associate Professor of English at Lycoming College, U.S.A. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Animal Description Imagine a small fishing vessel, bobbing atop on the swells of the North Atlantic Ocean on an unremarkable day, when two creatures, one quite large and one a bit smaller, surface, exhale, and linger on the surface...

Veterinary Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Alan Mikhail

Alan mikhail is Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt and Environmental History, The Animal in Ottoman Egypt, and Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History; and the editor of Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...The Human­Animal Relationship is an essential aspect of understanding the past and present of all societies.On this topic in Ottoman Egypt, see Alan Mikhail, The Animal in Ottoman Egypt (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), from which...

Animals and Animal Studies

Todd Preston

Todd Preston is an Associate Professor of English at Lycoming College, U.S.A. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Todd Preston

Todd Preston is an Associate Professor of English at Lycoming College, U.S.A. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description Animals were an integral part of the human experience throughout the global Middle Ages. Needless to say, people had much more regular and intensive contact with animals in the medieval world than we do today. Sharing...

Animals and Anthropology in Medieval Philosophy

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

Berg, 2007

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...Aristotle, Parts of Animals with an English translation by A. L. Peck; Movement of Animals, Progression of Animals with an English translation by E. S...

Animal Natures

Heide Estes

Heide Estes is Professor of English at Monmouth University. She has published Old and Middle English language and literature, focusing on sexuality and gender, the reception of Jews, and disability. She is editor with Haruko Momma of Old English Across the Curriculum: Contexts and Pedagogies, a special issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching forthcoming in 2016. She is founder of the scholarly group Medieval Ecocriticisms. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes : Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...Introduction In the preceding chapters I have considered to some extent the place of animals in Beowulf and the Guthlac narratives, and their functions with respect to the humans in the texts. The so-called ‘sea-beasts’ in the mere seem...

Introduction: Animals in Culture, ca. 1000–ca. 1400

Brigitte Resl

Brigitte Resl is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool and is author of Understanding Animals, 1150-1350 and co-author of Writing Nature in the Early Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

Berg, 2007

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...Bears and wolves were hunted to near extinction, sheep and cattle shrank in size, pheasants and rabbits were introduced as new quarries for hunting, dogs and horses were subjected to selective breeding, lions and elephants were imported...

The Black Death and the Future of the Plague

Michelle Ziegler

Michelle Ziegler is a biologist with interests in the history of infectious disease and in science communication. She is particularly interested in the ways that science and history can inform each other, toward a greater understanding of plague. Her blog Contagions < http://contagions.wordpress.com > focuses on the intersection of science and history, and is intended to be a bridge between them, explaining scientific studies for people without a science background and exploring the historical contexts of infectious diseases under investigation today. She received an MS in Biological Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and an MS in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness from Saint Louis University. She is currently on the staff of the DNA Diagnostics Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at Saint Louis University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

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...This essay summarizes what we know about the spread of Yersinia pestis today, assesses the potential risks of tomorrow, and suggests avenues for future collaboration among scientists and humanists. Plague is both a re-emerging infectious...