Visiting your troops of cattle

Erica Fudge, Richard Thomas

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This article, written in collaboration with zooarchaeologist Richard Thomas (University of Leicester), outlines some of the ways in which human care for domestic animals might be traced in the early modern period. Looking at printed husbandry manuals, wills and bone remains, it shows the contradiction inherent in animal care in the period: animals were both individualised and simply commodities for use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalHistory Today
Issue number12
Early online date26 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • animal studies
  • animal healthcare
  • history of healthcare
  • renaissance studies


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