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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Algernon Blackwood, “Ancient Sorceries”

Asa Simon Mittman

Asa Simon Mittman is Professor and Chair of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus Hensel

Marcus Hensel is Assistant Professor of English at Bethany College, Kansas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Typically considered a ghost tale writer, Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951) published “Ancient Sorceries” in 1908—and although the antagonists are cats, the supernatural still pervades the short story. As in the later “Shambleau,” by C. L...

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Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

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...What follows was presented in a different form to the Thirteenth Meeting of the Fish Remains Working Group (ICAZ-FRWG), Basel, Switzerland, 4–9 October 2005. Collegial suggestions there, especially from Daniel Makowiecki and Dirk Heinrich...

Beyond the Ark: Animals in Medieval Art

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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...“Animals are good to think [with].” C. Lévi-Strauss , The Savage Mind (1972; repr., Oxford : Oxford...