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The Resource The invention of the modern dog : breed and blood in Victorian Britain, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange & Neil Pemberton

The invention of the modern dog : breed and blood in Victorian Britain, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange & Neil Pemberton

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The invention of the modern dog : breed and blood in Victorian Britain
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The invention of the modern dog
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breed and blood in Victorian Britain
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Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange & Neil Pemberton
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eng
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For centuries, different types of dog were bred around the world for work, sport, or companionship. But it was not until Victorian times that breeders started to produce discrete, differentiated, standardized breeds. In The Invention of the Modern Dog, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, and Neil Pemberton explore when, where, why, and how Victorians invented the modern way of ordering and breeding dogs. Though talk of breed was common before this period in the context of livestock, the modern idea of a dog breed defined in terms of shape, size, coat, and color arose during the Victorian period in response to a burgeoning competitive dog show culture. The authors explain how breeders, exhibitors, and showmen borrowed ideas of inheritance and pure blood, as well as breeding practices of livestock, horse, poultry and other fancy breeders, and applied them to a species that was long thought about solely in terms of work and companionship. The new dog breeds embodied and reflected key aspects of Victorian culture, and they quickly spread across the world, as some of Britain's top dogs were taken on stud tours or exported in a growing international trade. Connecting the emergence and development of certain dog breeds to both scientific understandings of race and blood as well as Britain's posture in a global empire, The Invention of the Modern Dog demonstrates that studying dog breeding cultures allows historians to better understand the complex social relationships of late-nineteenth-century Britain
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1948-
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Worboys, Michael
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1973-
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  • Strange, Julie-Marie
  • Pemberton, Neil,
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Animals, history, culture
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  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Animals and civilization
  • Great Britain
  • Dogs
  • Great Britain
  • Dogs
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The invention of the modern dog : breed and blood in Victorian Britain, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange & Neil Pemberton
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-274) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. 1800-1873. Before breed, 1800-1860 -- Adopting breed, 1860-1867 -- Showing breed, 1867-1874 -- Part II. 1873-1901. Governing breed -- Improving breed I : experience -- Improving breed II : science -- Whither breed -- Conclusion. The past in the present
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1022978772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421426587
Lccn
2018002310
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)1022978772
Label
The invention of the modern dog : breed and blood in Victorian Britain, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange & Neil Pemberton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. 1800-1873. Before breed, 1800-1860 -- Adopting breed, 1860-1867 -- Showing breed, 1867-1874 -- Part II. 1873-1901. Governing breed -- Improving breed I : experience -- Improving breed II : science -- Whither breed -- Conclusion. The past in the present
Control code
1022978772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421426587
Lccn
2018002310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978772

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