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Jesus on a Jackass

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...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

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...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...

Veterinary Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...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 Anthropology in Medieval Philosophy

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...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

Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes : Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...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

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...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

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

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

Algernon Blackwood, “Ancient Sorceries”

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Strekfusz

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...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

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

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