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A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire

edited by Kathleen Kete

A thematic overview of how animals were seen and used in the period from 1800 to 1920, covering symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.

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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2008.

A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire explores the cultural position of animals in the period from 1800 to 1920. This was a time of extraordinary social, political and economic change as the Western world rapidly industrialised and modernised. The Enlightenment had attempted to define the human self; the Age of Empire pulled animals and humans further apart.

As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.


Kathleen Kete is Associate Professor of History at Trinity College Hartford and author of The Beast in the Boudoir: Petkeeping in Nineteenth-Century Paris.

Price: AUD $49.99(NZ$59.99)
ISBN: 9781847888211
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Acad & Prof
Imprint: Berg
Number of pages: 272
Publication Date: April 2011
Edition Number: 1
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