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Elephant slaves and pampered parrots : exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris, Louise E. Robbins

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Elephant slaves and pampered parrots : exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris
Title
Elephant slaves and pampered parrots
Title remainder
exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris
Statement of responsibility
Louise E. Robbins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1775 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, forty-two live animals. In Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots, Louise E. 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. Those looking for unusual pets could purchase parrots, flying squirrels, and capuchin monkeys. The royal menagerie at Versailles displayed lions, cranes, an elephant, a rhinoceros, and a zebra, which in 1760 became a major court attraction."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Robbins, Louise E
Dewey number
636.088/7/09443609033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SF411.36.F8
LC item number
R63 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animals, history, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wild animals as pets
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Exotic animals
  • Dieren
  • Exotisme
  • Tiere
  • Exotismus
  • Paris
Label
Elephant slaves and pampered parrots : exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris, Louise E. Robbins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Live cargo -- Royal menagerie -- Fairs and fights -- Oiseleurs' guild -- Pampered parrots -- Animals in print -- Elephant slaves -- Vive la Liberté -- Epilogue
Control code
45806359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780801867538
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001000243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45806359
Label
Elephant slaves and pampered parrots : exotic animals in eighteenth-century Paris, Louise E. Robbins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Live cargo -- Royal menagerie -- Fairs and fights -- Oiseleurs' guild -- Pampered parrots -- Animals in print -- Elephant slaves -- Vive la Liberté -- Epilogue
Control code
45806359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780801867538
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001000243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45806359

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