Animal Encounters: Human and Animal Interaction in Britain from the Norman Conquest to World War One

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Until the advent of steam and later the internal combustion engine, the fortunes of man and beast were intimately and essentially bound together. Animals were fundamental partners in a range of human work and leisure activities such as transport, agriculture, industry, warfare, sports, and recreation. But their importance to human progress has become overshadowed by technology and greatly overlooked in our now largely urbanized society, from which the animal world has become ever more remote.Arthur MacGregor, in Animal ...

Animal Encounters: Human and Animal Interaction in Britain from the Norman Conquest to World War One 2012, Reaktion Books

ISBN-13: 9781861898494

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