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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
2,184 words

Allegorical depictions of animals in artworks, fables, and myths have produced a global archive of folkloric wisdom, ranging in subjects ...

Animals

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
4,082 words
Illustration(s):
3

The Metazoa (equals animals) is one of the great kingdoms of life. Estimates of the current numbers of living animal ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
526 words

The Byz. kept a wide variety of domesticated animals and livestock to provide meat, milk, eggs, leather, wool, and feathers ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
366 words

The resemblances between many animals and humans, not least in their dependence on food and air, has given to animals ...

Animals, Attitudes to

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
268 words

There is no single theological view in Judaism on the purpose of the animal creation. Saadiah Gaon, discussing why ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,038 words

As a modern general designation for all living creatures other than plants, “animal” does not always have a simple equivalent ...

Animals and Humans

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,933 words

Human attitudes toward animals are many and varied. Nonhuman animals may be gods or witches or ancestors; they may be ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
2,551 words
Illustration(s):
1

Considering that Greek and Roman societies relied fundamentally on hunting and agriculture (animal husbandry), animals constitute a crucial point of ...

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

were employed by every combatant country for a variety of tasks, including transporting supplies (see logistics), hauling artillery, ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009

have played important roles, both psychological and practical, throughout the history of the Australian armed forces, though more recently their ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

(see also birds, Nature). Medieval people, like the people of traditional societies today, lived close to the ...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
107 words

Because of its belief in rebirth, the Buddhist view of animals is more sympathetic than the traditional Western one. ...

animals, domestic, draught, and wild

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
785 words

Medieval people formed complex relationships with other living beings, which can be categorized as (a) those animals they found useful, ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
267 words

According to the *Creation myth (Gen. 1: 28) humanity was given dominion over all sentient beings. This has sometimes ...

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
153 words

Living organism of the animal kingdom, usually distinguishable from members of the plant kingdom by its power of locomotion (at ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
654 words

In Western ethics, non-human animals were until quite recent times accorded a very low moral status. In the first chapter ...

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

From the time of the earliest Celtic traditions at Hallstatt and La Tène, certain animals had continuous associations in ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
199 words

Although in its widest sense the term ‘animal’, as contrasted with vegetable and mineral, includes mankind, in common usage the ...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
1,477 words

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries philosophers asked two questions about animals that are of continuing interest: ‘What are the ...

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
5,679 words

Any account of religious traditions' engagement with other animals will swell into a multitude of diverse issues, a number of ...

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