The Cat Book: Cats Of Historical Distinction by Kathleen Walker-MeikleThe Cat Book: Cats Of Historical Distinction by Kathleen Walker-Meikle

The Cat Book: Cats Of Historical Distinction

byKathleen Walker-Meikle

Hardcover | August 18, 2015

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A beautifully illustrated history of our relationship with feline companions, from the sacred animals of Ancient Egypt to famous pets of the mid-twentieth century. Also, includes the story of Gertrude of Nivelles (their patron saint), the pampered pets of Samuel Johnson and Anna Pavlova, the early modern associations between cats and outcast women (witches and prostitutes), their veneration as gods in Egyptian mythology, their ancient rivalry with dogs and their prominence in folklore.
Kathleen Walker-Meikle is the author of Medieval Cats and Medieval Dogs for the British Library, as well as, The Dog Book: Dogs of Historical Distinction. She is a research fellow at the University of York with a special interest in pets.
Title:The Cat Book: Cats Of Historical DistinctionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 5.86 × 5.79 × 0.73 inPublished:August 18, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1908402989

ISBN - 13:9781908402981

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