SHARE

City of beasts

How animals shaped Georgian London

By Thomas Almeroth-Williams

City of beasts

ALSO AVAILABLE IN OTHER FORMATS:

  • Hardcover
  • eBook

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-5032-5
  • Pages: 328
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £13.99
  • Published Date: April 2020
  • BIC Category: History, NATURE / Animals / General, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Georgian Era (1714-1837), Humanities / Social & cultural history, Animals & Society, London, Greater London, Humanities / Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Description

This book explores the role of animals - horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and dogs - in shaping Georgian London. Moving away from the philosophical, fictional and humanitarian sources used by previous animal studies, it focuses on evidence of tangible, dung-bespattered interactions between real people and animals, drawn from legal, parish, commercial, newspaper and private records.This approach opens up new perspectives on unfamiliar or misunderstood metropolitan spaces, activities, social types, relationships and cultural developments. Ultimately, the book challenges traditional assumptions about the industrial, agricultural and consumer revolutions, as well as key aspects of the city's culture, social relations and physical development. It will be stimulating reading for students and professional scholars of urban, social, economic, agricultural, industrial, architectural and environmental history.

Reviews

'Beautifully written, attentive and thoughtful, City of beasts is alive not only with the sights, sounds, and smells of the eighteenth-century metropolis, but also with its animal voices.'
Lucy Inglis, author of Milk of Paradise

'
This widely researched, delightful work bears the hoof-stamp of excellence: facts, interest and thought-provoking discoveries.'
Country Life

Contents

Introduction
1 Mill horse
2 Draught horse
3 Animal husbandry
4 Meat on the hoof
5 Consuming horses
6 Horsing around
7 Watchdogs
Conclusion
Index

Sign up to our newsletter
and receive 30% off all future book orders

Close

Your cart is empty.

Total
Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

(Based on standard shipping costs)

Final cost calculated on checkout
Checkout
Promotional codes can be added on Checkout