Classical Cats: The Rise and Fall of the Sacred Cat (Paperback)Donald W. Engels (author)
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Donald Engels charts the history and significance of the cat from ancient Egypt to the middle ages, exploring such phenomena as the worship of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet, the infamous cat massacres and witch hunts of the thirteenth century, and the role of the cat in combating disease and starvation. Classical Cats presents a unique and entertaining view of the vicissitudes of the cat in history.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 466 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm
'Deeply researched and profoundly enlightening. For anyone who loves cats, this book will come as a revelation ... a compelling read ... it is direct, devoid of sentiment and deeply moving. It left me with much to ponder upon.' - Sir Roy Strong, Country Life
'A cornucopia of delights for any literate cat-lover.' - Times Literary Supplement
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