Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb
A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals
In our modern world, where human will routinely presides over thenatural world, it is easy to imagine that sensibility to animals hasbeen merely a matter of peripheral concern in human history. RodPreece, in this impressively researched volume, demonstrates that, onthe contrary, respect for animals has always been a part of humanconsciousness.
Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb brings together themost significant statements of sensibility to animals in the history ofthought. Each chapter begins with an introduction that explains thesignificance of the passages, and relates them to each otherculturally, historically, and philosophically. Myth, religion,literature, philosophy, and parliamentary debates are all representedin this compendium whose time frame stretches from the early days ofrecorded human history to the beginning of the twentieth century. Thisunique book will be welcomed by scholars interested in animal studiesand the history of ideas, as well as those with a concern for animallife.
Because it is so well researched, Preece's book will interest scholars in this field. But it should also attract a much broader readership at a time when there is increased concern for human life.
Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of animal studies ... It is valuable both as a reference text, and, in a more general intellectual sense, as a book that opens up vistas, inspiring readers to delve into a topic that has been so vastly and variously addressed in so many different cultures.
1. Animals in Myth and Religion
2. The Classical World
3. The Dark Ages
4. The Renaissance
5. The Enlightenment
6. The Utilitarian and Romantic Age
7. The Legislative Era
8. The Darwinian Age
Postscript: The Ensuing Years
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