Query: Animals and the State in Modern European History

Alma Igra's picture

Dear all, 

I am writing a syllabus for a course on "animals and the state in modern European History" and I am looking for recommended readings on animals and women's movements, animals and communism, and animals in the context of mid 19th century nationalism. If anyone has any recommendations on literature that could contribute to seminar discussion on these topics, please let me know. 

Thank you, 

Alma Igra, Columbia University

Dear Alma,

If you don't already know the following, you may find it helpful:

László Bartosiewicz, 'Hungarian Grey Cattle: Parallels in Constituting Animal and Human Identities' in Interspecies Interactions

Animals and Humans between the Middle Ages and Modernity, edited by Sarah Cockram, Andrew Wells (Routledge, 2018)

Your course sounds really interesting!
Best wishes,
Sarah Cockram

Committing an act of shameless and desperate self-promotion:

Peter Sahlins, 1668: The Year of the Animal in France (New York: Zone Books, 2017), selling at half price already at Amazon.com.