Beastly Natures Animals, Humans, and the Study of History
Dorothee Brantz, "Beastly Natures: Animals, Humans, and the Study of History"
English | ISBN: 0813929474 | 2010 | 304 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Although the animal may be, as Nietzsche argued, ahistorical, living completely in the present, it nonetheless plays a crucial role in human history. The fascination with animals that leads not only to a desire to observe and even live alongside them, but to capture or kill them, is found in all civilizations. The essays collected in Beastly Natures show how animals have been brought into human culture, literally helping to build our societies (as domesticated animals have done) or contributing, often in problematic ways, to our concept of the wild.

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