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Precarious Partners: Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France

Kari Weil

Abstract

Horses became an inescapable part of daily life in nineteenth-century France, a time when natural historians debated the purpose of domestication, when artists judged animal emotions from equine eyes, and when the prevalence of horse beatings inspired the first animal protection laws. The combined and contradictory beauty and abuse of horses inspired artists, writers and riders alike. Moving between literature, art, natural philosophy, popular cartoons, sport manuals and tracts of public hygiene, this book traces changes in human-horse relations from the psychological intimacies painted by Thé ... More

Keywords: horse, race, class, gender, nineteenth-century France, Jacques Derrida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226686233
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226686400.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kari Weil, author
Wesleyan University