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Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots

Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Animals, History, Culture)

by Louise E. Robbins

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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cultural studies,
  • European history: c 1500 to c 1750,
  • European history: c 1750 to c 1900,
  • NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE & PETS,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • History,
  • Pets,
  • History - General History,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Europe,
  • Animals,
  • Europe - France,
  • History / Europe / General,
  • Wild animals as pets,
  • General,
  • 18th century,
  • Exotic animals,
  • France,
  • Human-animal relationships,
  • Paris

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages368
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7870761M
    ISBN 100801867533
    ISBN 109780801867538

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"Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots has rightly attracted plaudits for its richness and the fascinating subject―the multifarious worlds of animal trading and keeping in eighteenth-century Paris―which the author treats in extensive and well-researched detail The book is an enjoyable read, well written and thorough, and undoubtedly contributes much to our understanding of a subject about Cited by: In Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots, Louise Robbins explains that exotic animals from around the world were common in eighteenth-century Paris.

In the Ina visitor to Laurent Spinacuta's Grande Ménagerie at the annual winter fair in Paris would have seen two tigers, several kinds of monkeys, an armadillo, an ocelot, and a condor—in all, forty-two live animals/5.

Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots has rightly attracted plaudits for its richness and the fascinating subject—the multifarious worlds Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots book animal trading and keeping in eighteenth-century Paris—which the author treats in extensive and well-researched detail The book is an enjoyable read, well written and thorough, and undoubtedly contributes much to our understanding of a subject about Pages: In Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots, Louise Robbins explains that exotic animals from around the world were common in eighteenth-century Paris.

In the streets of the city, residents and visitors could observe performing elephants and a fighting polar bear. In Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots, Louise Robbins explains that exotic animals from around the world were common in eighteenth-century Paris. In the streets of the city, residents and.

Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris. By Louise E. Robbins (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, xiv plus pp. Louise E. Robbins' Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris is difficult to classify.

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In the streets of the city, residents and visitors could observe performing elephants and a fighting polar bear/5(7). Louise E.

Robbins’ Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris is difficult to classify. As its subtitle suggests, it is a history of the exotic (i.e., non-native species) animals in eighteenth-century Paris, which ranged from the famous rhinocerous, elephants, and zebra in the Royal Menagerie (open to the public) at Versailles through the rather moth Cited by: 1.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Elephant slaves and pampered parrots: exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris in SearchWorks catalog. Based on wide-ranging and imaginative research, Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots stands as a major contribution to the history of human-animal relations, eighteenth-century culture, and.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Octavo, text illustrations. Sunned spine, otherwise a fine copy in dustwrapper. Robbins considers nearly every aspect of France's obsession with exotic fauna, from the vast literature on exotic animals and the inner workings of the oiseleurs' birdsellers' guild to how the animals were transported, housed and cared for.

Get this from a library. Elephant slaves and pampered parrots: exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris. [Louise E Robbins] -- "In a visitor to Laurent Spinacuta's Grande Menagerie at the annual winter fair in Paris would have seen two tigers, several kinds of monkeys, an armadillo, an ocelot, and a condor - in all.

Home > Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots > Table Of Contents Elephant Slaves Index. Sign up for more information on JHUP Books. Subscribe Now. Also Recommended. Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers. The Invention of the Modern Dog. Spark from the Deep. Entertaining Elephants.

Looking for a Few Good Males. Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots conveys the joy and wonder Parisians reaped from the monkeys and elephants frolicking around in their society.

As Robbins points out, lurking beneath is the animals' profound exploitation: their torturous importation from their native climes; their high mortality rates on the way to France (many died of maltreatment aboard ship; others, if food supplies ran low, simply.

Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animais in Eighteenth-Century Paris. By Louise E. Robbins (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, xiv plus pp. Louise E. Robbins' Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animais in Eighteenth-Century Paris is difficult to classify.

As its subtitle suggests, it is a. Books. Shopping Cart Order Status Log In. You are here. Home > Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots > Author Bio Author Bio. Louise E. Robbins is an independent scholar and an editor at Cornell University Press.

She has a doctorate in history of science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. BOOK REVIEWS The authors/editors are clearly committed to feminism in science and use all the right words and phrases, but both volumes seem strangely tame.

Muriel Lederman Louise E. Robbins, Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris, Animals, History, Culture Series (Baltimore. The exotic pet trade was huge in Europe (especially in Paris, according to the book Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots) and the well-to-do paid big bucks for a chance to have the coolest pet on the block.

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The Menagerie lion, whose name was Woira, became famous for his friendship with a dog who shared his cage. The following account in English is taken from William Bingley's book Animal biography, published in A Lion, about three months old, was, incaught in one of the forests of Senegal; and Pelletau, the director of the African company in that colony, undertook to superintend .