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Parrot Culture

£3.99

Product description

Introduced to Europe by Alexander, parrots were quickly embraced by Western culture as exotic and astonishing, full of marvellous powers, and close to the gods. Over the centuries they would become objects of veneration or figures of folly, creatures prized for their wit—or their place on the dinner table. Ultimately, they would become emblematic of the West's interaction with the world at large. Identifying a deeply rooted obsession with these beautiful and loquacious birds, Bruce Thomas Boehrer provides the first account of parrots and their impact on the Western world.

The book condition is fair, the bottom corners of a few of the pages are a little bent and there are two faint brown stains across the edge of the pages at the bottom of the book. The book itself does not really appear to have been read. The cover of the book has a few scratches and marks on the front.

Item details

Author(s):
Bruce Thomas Boeher
Condition:
Fair
ISBN-13:
9780812221046
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Title:
Parrot Culture

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About this item

Introduced to Europe by Alexander, parrots were quickly embraced by Western culture as exotic and astonishing, full of marvellous powers, and close to the gods. Over the centuries they would become objects of veneration or figures of folly, creatures prized for their wit—or their place on the dinner table. Ultimately, they would become emblematic of the West's interaction with the world at large. Identifying a deeply rooted obsession with these beautiful and loquacious birds, Bruce Thomas Boehrer provides the first account of parrots and their impact on the Western world.

The book condition is fair, the bottom corners of a few of the pages are a little bent and there are two faint brown stains across the edge of the pages at the bottom of the book. The book itself does not really appear to have been read. The cover of the book has a few scratches and marks on the front.

Author(s):
Bruce Thomas Boeher
Condition:
Fair
ISBN-13:
9780812221046
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Title:
Parrot Culture

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