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The Bear

History of a Fallen King

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674047822

Publication Date: 10/17/2011

Short

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

36 color illustrations

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction: The Historian Considers the Animal
  • I: The Bear Venerated: From the Paleolithic to the Feudal Era
    • 1. The First God?
    • 2. King of the Beasts
    • 3. The Relative of Man
  • II: The Bear Combatted: From Charlemagne to Saint Louis
    • 4. The Saint Stronger than the Beast
    • 5. The Bear in the House of the Devil
    • 6. The Coronation of the Lion
  • III: The Bear Dethroned: From the Late Middle Ages to the Present
    • 7. A Humiliated Animal
    • 8. Princes’ Whims, Ladies’ Fantasies
    • 9. From Mountain to Museum
  • Epilogue: The Revenge of the Bear
  • Notes
  • Sources and Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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