Medieval Pets

Egan, G., The Medieval Household: Daily Living, c. 1150–c. 1450 (Woodbridge, 2010) Ellis, R. K., Catalogue ofSeals in the Public Record Office: Personal Seals (London, 1978) Erlande-Brandenburg, A., La Dame à la licorne (Paris, ...

Author: Kathleen Walker-Meikle

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843837589

Category: History

Page: 179

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An engaging and informative survey of medieval pet keeping which also examines their representation in art and literature.

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 12

1 For a general recent discussion of the various social classes of medieval pet owners, see Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Medieval Pets (Woodbridge, UK: Boydell, 2012), 55–74. For early modern aristocratic pet ownership, particularly useful ...

Author: Robin Netherton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783270897

Category: Design

Page: 201

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The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines.

Animal Companions

For a discussion of pets that emphasizes the harsh treatment they receive, see Yi-Fu Tuan, Dominance and ... For an argument that pet keeping was already widespread in medieval society, despite sources skewed toward the elite, ...

Author: Ingrid H. Tague

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271067407

Category: History

Page: 320

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Animal Companions explores how eighteenth-century British society perceived pets and the ways in which conversation about them reflected and shaped broader cultural debates. While Europeans kept pets long before the eighteenth century, many believed that doing so was at best frivolous and at worst downright dangerous. Ingrid Tague argues that for Britons of the eighteenth century, pets offered a unique way to articulate what it meant to be human and what society ought to look like. With the dawn of the Enlightenment and the end of the Malthusian cycle of dearth and famine that marked previous eras, England became the wealthiest nation in Europe, with a new understanding of religion, science, and non-European cultures and unprecedented access to consumer goods of all kinds. These transformations generated excitement and anxiety that were reflected in debates over the rights and wrongs of human-animal relationships. Drawing on a broad array of sources, including natural histories, periodicals, visual and material culture, and the testimony of pet owners themselves, Animal Companions shows how pets became both increasingly visible indicators of spreading prosperity and catalysts for debates about the morality of the radically different society emerging in eighteenth-century Britain.

The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Spencer, B. 1998 Pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges, Medieval Finds from Excavations in London 7, Her Majesty's ... literary, and political exchanges, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 67–88 Walker-Meikle, K. 2012 Medieval pets, ...

Author: Christopher Gerrard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191062117

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

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The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen on display in museums across England, Scotland, and Wales. Medieval institutions from Parliament and monarchy to universities are familiar to us and we come into contact with the later Middle Ages every day when we drive through a village or town, look up at the castle on the hill, visit a local church or wonder about the earthworks in the fields we see from the window of a train. The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain provides an overview of the archaeology of the later Middle Ages in Britain between AD 1066 and 1550. 61 entries, divided into 10 thematic sections, cover topics ranging from later medieval objects, human remains, archaeological science, standing buildings, and sites such as castles and monasteries, to the well-preserved relict landscapes which still survive. This is a rich and exciting period of the past and most of what we have learnt about the material culture of our medieval past has been discovered in the past two generations. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and describes the major projects and concepts that are changing our understanding of our medieval heritage.


There was a much worse job though that dogs, were made to do. In medieval kitchens, small dogs, called 'turnspits', had to run in a wheel that turned big chunks of roast meat over a fire. This was not only exhausting, sweltering hot ...

Author: Sir Tony Robinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509889792

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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In Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: Pets, Sir Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining and smelly bits about pets. It's history, but not as we know it! This ebook includes wonderful black and white illustrations and photos throughout. Find out everything you ever needed to know about pets through time in this brilliant illustrated, action-packed, fact-filled book, including: - The fact that Egyptians worshipped cats and shaved off their eyebrows to mourn them when they died - The brilliant and extremely useful jobs that animals did and still do for us in times of war - A whole array of bizarre animals through time, including medieval squirrels! - Pet fashions and fashionable pets And lots of other facts about the amazing pets that we spend our lives with. What are you waiting for? Let's get going . . . For more funny history facts discover the whole series!

Hellish Imaginations from Augustine to Dante

Small dogs were the most popular companion, but cats could also be kept in pampered and privileged conditions ... Here I am indebted to the work of Kathleen Walker-Meikle: 'Late medieval pet keeping: gender, status and emotions' (unpub.

Author: Alastair Minnis

Publisher: Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature

ISBN: 9780907570516

Category: History

Page: 290

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Medieval literature and art abounds in descriptions of grotesque torments (punitive in hell, redemptive in purgatory) being meted out to the unhappy dead. But how can pain be experienced in the absence of the body? Can the main agents of suffering specified in Old Testament prophecies, fire and the worm, actually trouble a disembodied soul? The relative merits of material and metaphorical understandings of the economy of pain were debated throughout the Middle Ages, and extended far beyond, surviving the abolition of purgatory within Protestantism. This book brings to life many of the intellectual clashes, beginning with Augustine’s foundational yet troubling doctrines, proceeding to the problems caused by Aristotle’s insistence that death kills off all sense and sensation, and culminating in a fresh reading of Dante’s Purgatorio, Canto XXV. Wide-ranging, lucid and bristling with ideas on every page, it illustrates superbly well the variety, liveliness and continuous creativity of scholastic thought, particularly in respect of the contribution it made to literary theory.

Interspecies Interactions

Thomas, Richard, 'Perceptions versus Reality: Changing Attitudes towards Pets in Medieval and Post-medieval England', in Aleksander Pluskowski (ed.), Just Skin and Bones? New Perspectives on Human-Animal Relations in the Historic Past ...

Author: Sarah Cockram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351612630

Category: History

Page: 242

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Interspecies Interactions surveys the rapidly developing field of human-animal relations from the late medieval and early modern eras through to the mid-Victorian period. By viewing animals as authentic and autonomous historical agents who had a real impact on the world around them, this book concentrates on an under-examined but crucial aspect of the human-animal relationship: interaction. Each chapter provides scholarly debate on the methods and challenges of the study of interspecies interactions, and together they offer an insight into the part that humans and animals have played in shaping each other’s lives, as well as encouraging reflection on the directions that human-animal relations may yet take. Beginning with an exploration of Samuel Pepys’ often emotional relationships with the many animals that he knew, the chapters cover a wide range of domestic, working, and wild animals and include case studies on carnival animals, cattle, dogs, horses, apes, snakes, sharks, and invertebrates. These case studies of human-animal interactions are further brought to life through visual representation, by the inclusion of over 20 images within the book. From ‘sleeve cats’ to lion fights, Interspecies Interactions encompasses a broad spectrum of relationships between humans and animals. Covering topics such as use, emotion, cognition, empire, status, and performance across several centuries and continents, it is essential reading for all students and scholars of historical animal studies.

An Ancient History of Dogs Spaniels Through the Ages

Three animals in particular were essential tools for the medieval hunter: the horse, the hound and the hawk (or falcon). The Hound Different Breeds of Medieval Dogs The dog was essential for several purposes.

Author: M. Ed J. C. Judah


ISBN: 9781430318613

Category: Pets

Page: 332

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Discover the Historical Roots of All Dogs, History of the Hunt, Medieval Writings about Dogs, History of Field Trials, Dog Shows and Dog Associations, Spaniels Depicted in Artwork through the Ages, photographs of the English Springer Spaniels of today, and, Selected Pedigrees of Early English Springer Spaniels. Venture into the archeological evidence, modern DNA studies and the ancient descriptions of the masters, such as Plato, Aristotle and Pliny, as they wrote about ancient dogs. Settle back and enjoy the stories of dog heroism through the ages and meet some "real-life" working springers of today. Included is a guide to the early English and American pedigrees of the English Springer Spaniels during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Meet the ancestors of today's spaniels. Enjoy over 180 pictures of dogs and spaniels from cave etchings to show dogs. Come sit a bit and take the time to learn more about your most trusted family companion and best friend, the spaniel.

Animals and Hunters in the Late Middle Ages

There is very little serious scholarly research available on medieval dogs. One exception is Jacques Bugnion«s study ... K. Walker-Meikle, Medieval Dogs (London, 2013); Medieval Pets (Woodbridge, 2012). 44. Among Pastoureau«s best-known ...

Author: Hannele Klemettilä

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317551904

Category: History

Page: 250

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This book explores views of the natural world in the late Middle Ages, especially as expressed in Livre de chasse (Book of the Hunt), the most influential hunting book of the era. It shows that killing and maiming, suffering and the death of animals were not insignificant topics to late medieval men, but constituted a complex set of issues, and could provoke very contradictory thoughts and feelings that varied according social and cultural milieus and particular cases and circumstances.

Parasites Pussycats and Psychosis

As an artist and scholar, Leonardo became one of the first of this group to support pet keeping. In a dissertation on “Late Medieval Pet Keeping,” Kathleen WalkerMeikle described the importance of pets for writers at that time: There is ...

Author: E. Fuller Torrey

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030868116

Category: Medical

Page: 140

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This open access book analyzes the evidence linking Toxoplasma gondii to the increasing incidence of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in the United States. Initially establishing that infectious agents are regularly transmitted from animals to humans, lead to human disease, and that infectious agents can cause psychosis, it then examines the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii in detail. Infecting 40 million Americans, Toxoplasma gondii is known to cause congenital infections, eye disease, and encephalitis for individuals who are immunosuppressed. It has also been shown to change the behavior of nonhuman mammals, as well as to alter some personality traits in humans. After discussing the clinical evidence linking Toxoplasma gondii to human psychosis, the book elucidates the epidemiological evidence further supporting this linkage; including the proportional increase in incidence of human psychosis as cats transitioned to domestication over 800 years. Finally, the book assesses the magnitude of the problem and suggests solutions. Parasites, Pussycats and Psychosis: The Unknown Dangers of Human Toxoplasmosis provides a comprehensive review of the evidence linking human psychosis in the United States to infections of Toxoplasma gondii. It will be of interest to infectious disease specialists, general practitioners, scientists, historians, and cat-lovers.