Parution : Kathleen Walker-Meikle, « Medieval Pets », Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2021

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

Animals in the Middle Ages have often been discussed – but usually only as a source of food, as beasts of burden, or as aids for hunters. This book takes a completely different angle, showing that they were also beloved domestic companions to their human owners, whether they were dogs, cats, monkeys, squirrels, and parrots. It offers a full survey of pets and pet-keeping: from how they were acquired, kept, fed, exercised, and displayed, to the problems they could cause. It also examines the representation of pets and their owners in art and literature; the many charming illustrations offer further evidence for the bonds between humans and their pets, then as now. A wide range of sources, including chronicles, letters, sermons and poems, are used in what is both an authoritative and entertaining account.

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Florence Larcher (2021, 19 mai). Parution : Kathleen Walker-Meikle, « Medieval Pets », Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2021. Centre d'Histoire de l'Art de la Renaissance. Consulté le 5 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/mokp

Florence Larcher

Florence Larcher est doctorante à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Ses recherches sur les images de saint Roch en Italie de 1350 à 1680 l'amènent à étudier la peinture murale, la sérialité et l'itinérance des peintres.

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