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    Medieval Cats (Hardback) By (author) Katherine Meikle Walker

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    DescriptionImages of cats appear extensively in medieval manuscripts. They are depicted as pets, as mousers, in Bestiaries, in marginalia and in other surprising images - for example, depictions of cats in religious iconography. This charming gift book presents a wealth of cat imagery from a wide variety of medieval sources and will have a wide appeal for cat lovers everywhere. The text is peppered with fascinating facts about the medieval view of cats and amusing anecdotes about people and their pets in the Middle Ages, for example: Extract form the book: 'Cats often had full rein of the dining hall, a situation which books of courtesy despaired of, asking that owners refrain from petting cats sitting on tables. They also invaded bedrooms, for which the Boke of Nurture asked with little success that the owner drive out dogge and catte, or else give them a 'clout".

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    Medieval Cats
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Katherine Meikle Walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780712358187
    ISBN 10: 0712358188

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AGN
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: WNGC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    B&T Approval Code: A74700000, A14203000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PET003000
    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15550
    DC23: 745.67
    Thema V1.0: WNGC, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    75 colour illustrations
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    15 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Kathleen Meikle Walker completed her PhD at University College London on 'Late Medieval Pet-Keeping: Gender, Status and Emotions'. She is now a research fellow at the University of York, studying animals in the Middle Ages.
    Review quote
    "A charming gift for all cat-loving historians. . . . Though a fun read, "Medieval Cats "is also a thought-provoking work that allows us to explore the history of people ambivalent attitudes toward animals living in their own sphere."--Ken Kurihara, Fordham University "Sixteenth Century Journal "