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Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes: People and Their Animals in Early Modern England

Erica Fudge


What were people's feelings about and towards the animals who worked with them in early modern England? What meaning did those animals have? These questions are the starting point for this book. Current historical analyses tell us how important animals were to the development of the economy and to the process of industrialization, but thus far little has been written recognizing the crucial fact that animals are, and always have been, more than simply stock: they are living, sentient beings with whom negotiated interaction is required. This book will take such interactions as its focus and wil ... More

Keywords: Animals, History, Early modern, Domestic, livestock

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501715075
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501715075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erica Fudge, author
Middlesex University