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.close this panel
Rod Preece is Professor of Political Science atWilfrid Laurier University. He is also the author of Animals andNature: Cultural Myths, Cultural Realities, which received aChoice Outstanding Academic Book Award and was short-listed for theRaymond Klibansky Prize.close this panel