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Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris

By: Louise E Robbins

349 pages, Bw illus

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Mar 2002 | #121690 | ISBN: 0801867533
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Exotic animals from around the world were common in C18 Paris and the royal menagerie at Versailles displayed lions, cranes, an elephant, a rhinoceros and a zebra.


Contents: List of Illustrations and Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Live Cargo Chapter 2: The Royal Menagerie Chapter 3: Fairs and Fights Chapter 4: The Oiseleurs' Guild Chapter 5: Pampered Parrots Chapter 6: Animals in Print Chapter 7: Elephant Slaves Chapter 8: Vive la Liberte Epilogue Abbreviations List of Primary Resources Bibliographical Essay Index

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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.

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